Poetica Releases New Video for 'Thanksgiving', the First Observe Forward of Forthcoming Album

MPress Data has launched “Thanksgiving”, the primary observe/video by Poetica, a spoken-word idea album conceived, produced and engineered by Rachael Sage. The video premiered in Guitar Woman (US) and Noctis Journal (UK). Poetica is an adventurous fusion of poetry with jazz, classical, and Americana musical components within the vein of Leonard Cohen and Laurie Anderson. It goals to create a connection and shared expertise by way of the unifying energy of phrases. Adventurous but acquainted in its intimacy, Sage’s voice is completely at house within the absence of typical tune construction.

With its proud horn traces and retro string hooks, the debut observe “Thanksgiving” is a psychedelic spoken-word ode to individuality in all its advanced glory. Directed and animated by NLX, the video evokes the beatnik period with intelligent typewriter-inspired imagery, a decidedly dedicated (pink/black/white) colour scheme, and a visible circulate that completely displays the stream-of-consciousness vocals. Percolating percussion and sparse bass traces assist playful wah guitar riffs on this sensual, empowered music-poetry feast for the eyes, ears, and thoughts.

Starting as a duo collaboration beneath lockdown between Sage and her longtime cellist Dave Eggar (Esperanza Spalding, Duncan Sheik, Corinne Bailey Rae), Poetica quickly developed right into a full-blown, cinematic spoken phrase album, with Sage producing and engineering the mission in isolation with restricted gear she occurred to have along with her whereas on tour whereas sending recordsdata backwards and forwards to bandmates and visitor musicians from each style. From over 200 poems written each throughout and previous to lockdown, Eggar – whose dad and mom are each poetry professors – volunteered to assist Sage choose the 18 spoken-word items that finally comprised the album.

“Writing tune lyrics may be very completely different for me than writing poems,” says Rachael Sage. “Poems come from a way more unconscious, mysterious place that I might virtually describe as a form of soul-searching. It is a very non secular course of for me and I normally study one thing after the very fact, as soon as every poem is written. I have been actually having fun with the absence of any form of tune construction whereas creating these preparations, and I additionally significantly credit score Dave Eggar for supporting this imaginative and prescient, and my writing, unequivocally.”

Along with Grammy® nominee Dave Eggar, contributors to Poetica embrace famend klezmer clarinetist David Krakauer, Spooky Ghost guitarist (and longtime David Bowie bandmate) Gerry Leonard, jazz trumpet participant Russ Johnson, drummer Quinn (Janelle Monáe) and blues harmonica participant Will Wilde. Frequent musical companions Kelly Halloran (Michael Franti), Doug Yowell (Suzanne Vega), Jack Petruzzelli (Rufus Wainwright), and James Mastro (Patti Smith) contributed violin, drums, and electrical guitar, respectively.

8/14 – Middletown, CT – The Buttonwood Tree 
8/15 – Pawling, NY – Daryl’s Home 
8/31 – New York, NY – Metropolis Vineyard 
9/10 – New Haven, CT – East Rock Live performance Collection 
9/12 – Somerville, MA – The Burren
9/30 – New York, NY – Rockwood Music Corridor 3 
10/14 – Chicago, IL – Unusual Floor Lakeview 
10/25 – Knoxville, TN – WDVX Blue Plate Particular 
10/29 – Duluth, GA – Purple Clay Music Foundry 

Jill Richmond-Johnson | jillr@mpressrecords.com

Supply: MPress Data