Rachel Anne Morris, better known as Rae Morris, is an English singer-songwriter.
Morris was born and raised in Blackpool, Lancashire, and started playing the piano when she was four years old.
Morris gigged in Blackpool and around the north-west of England during her college studies. She attracted the attention of BBC Radio Lancashire presenter Sean McGinty, who put her forward to perform on the BBC Introducing stage at the Reading and Leeds Festivals in August 2011.
She was signed to Universal Music Publishing Group the same month, and to Atlantic Records in September 2011.
Morris had received attention from other labels, but said she chose Atlantic because they “would take it slow” and “didn’t blow any smoke up my arse”.
Morris released her debut single in March 2012, “Don’t Go”, following its use in the final episode of the sixth series of the television drama series Skins.
She recorded an EP, For You, which she sold exclusively at her live performances in mid 2012, and in November released a second EP, Grow. Another EP, From Above, followed in 2013.
During 2014, Morris released the singles “Do You Even Know?”, “Cold” (featuring Fryars), and “Closer”— each with accompanying EPs—to promote her debut album, Unguarded, which she recorded primarily in Los Angeles with producer Ariel Rechtshaid.
Unguarded was released back in January and debuted at number nine on the UK Albums Chart.
I think that she will have major breakthrough because she is one of the artist that developed her own writing skills and start her career slow.
But it’s time for her to show the world her music and her she is as an artist.