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MYOPIA - PRESS QUOTES

"Sage’s magnetic stage presence means that you can’t help but believe every word she says – her suggestion of a better, brighter future no longer seems so unachievable." - Female First (UK)

“(Sage) navigates difficult subject matter deftly with sensitivity and compassion, and most importantly leaves us with optimism for the future...a superb musical offering." - Vents Magazine (UK)

“Gutsy and dynamic...a daring project that shows this multi-instrumentalist in a whole new light" - Sixty Plus Surfers (UK)

"From the early days of Rachael hitting our shores in the UK and playing Soho’s Tin Pan Alley, she has gone from strength to strength … each album offering a new surprise, suffice it to say that I am a big fan of this incredible talent” -  Judd Lander UK Music Exec & Session Musician (Culture Club, Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox)

"The title track is a new kind of anthem...It’s a declaration of self-assurance and vision" - Angry Baby (UK)

"The tracks, with their infectiously catchy melodies and beautifully honest lyricism, come with a reminder to be compassionate and kind even in the face of prejudice...An album that, at its core, is about the redemptive power and excitement of creativity." - Renowned For Sound (UK)

"From the opening notes of 'Alive,' she sets the tone for the album, which is the true empowerment of women...'Myopia' contains the best music she has ever released...Recommendation: you simply MUST get this one!" - LA Music Critic Blog

"(Myopia is) a playful editorial concept worthy of Vanity Fair or Vogue...This design gets a 20/20 perfect score!" - Rotic Talk

"Her new offering, "Myopia", ranks among her most accomplished efforts yet." - Goldmine Magazine

"Intertwining infectiously catchy melodies with beautifully honest lyricism, Rachael’s new single ‘Spark’ is everything that we have come to expect from an artist whose creative talent knows no bounds.”  - Just Listen To This (UK)

"While Sage makes it clear that she sees the darker side of life, she chooses to focus on the positive. This is her own special form of "myopia." - Sputnik Magazine

"Rachael’s music is honest, and truthful, and documents those universal feelings of love, loss, and happiness.” - Essentially Pop (UK)

“Rachael Sage is The Queen Of New York, ever creative, ever imaginative and a natural encourager of aspiring artists.” -  Just Listen To This (UK)

"Intertwining infectiously catchy melodies with beautifully honest lyricism, Rachael’s new single ‘Spark’ is everything that we have come to expect from an artist whose creative talent knows no bounds.” - Just Listen To This (UK)

“Featuring Rachael’s velvety vocals, and expertly written lyrics, 'Spark' is a real triumph.” - Headliner Magazine (UK)

"'Myopia'...is another step in the evolution of Rachael Sage...a story teller who has never shied away from honesty and you can’t help but want to join her for the journey." - Innocent Words

"I am absolutely thrilled with Rachael’s version of "No One Is To Blame". She has really put her own original stamp on the song. Rachael is such a great artist to be touring with. Hearing her open for me every night on my US one man show was a blast." - Howard Jones

"One of music's most inimitable iconoclasts...A striking work of pop-noir, with distinctly profound lyrics…" - BlackBook

“a beautiful artistic sensibility…storytelling skill and emotional delivery that only someone as talented as Sage can provide." - PopMatters

"pretty, powerful numbers…The ex-ballerina has terrific chops and topical lyrics” - AXS

inspiring...a provocative political statement.”  - Splice Magazine

“fresh, catchy, and energizing…simply breathtaking” - Hunnypot

"Theatrical, expressive and blessed with perfect comedic timing, Sage is the kind of performer you can’t take your eyes off.” - Stereo Embers

SELECTED PRESS QUOTES

"...absolutely loved it! Congratulations...wonderful songwriting and arrangements and lovely vocals." - Howard Jones

"Weaving together bits of folk, pop, rock, blues, jazz, and cabaret while stirring in Celtic and Middle Eastern accents, Sage has created an eclectic body of work that's witty, graceful, and powerfully intimate." - AllMusic Guide

"…her keen ironic sense of humor and quirky sense of the profound is what makes her special as a songwriter…Sage is the stitch between the great rock and pop traditions of the past and what those traditions have wrought in the hypermodern world of the present." - Billboard.com

“She writes a fantastic hook…She very much reminded me of Dylan in the way she approaches her work.” - Phil Ramone

"…a uniquely rebellious style as quirky as it is passionate – the quintessential East Village Renaissance woman" - Keyboard Magazine

"A witty lyricist and an adept composer...heartfelt and revelatory" - iTunes Review

"Sage is one of those frighteningly diverse talents who would easily make the rest of us feel inadequate if she wasn't so darn charming" - The Washington Post

"...rich vocals, sparkling piano and yearning poetry" - Time Out New York

"(Sage channels) her inner Fanny Brice and Jewish Norah Jones..." - New York Times

"Smart, piano-driven songs that forge a resonant mixture of pop, folk and jazz, with a vocal delivery that conveys stark and yearning emotion." - CMJ

"Sexy, self possessed and impressive. This piano-playing artist's songs are both personal and socio-political... Sage has earned a place as a performer to be taken seriously, a force to be reckoned with." Performing Songwriter

"a great gift...of incredible talent and beauty." - Judy Collins

"genuine and compelling…a tattered vulnerability and quiet resolve" M Music & Musicians Magazine

"Even when Sage's mellifluous voice reveals deeper and darker hues, (it) has vibrancy and beauty." Boston Herald

"a muscular and hugely talented pop songwriter" - Uncut (UK)

"Inspired by…Elvis Costello, and backed by brilliant East Village friends of Rufus, Antony and such, Sage hits somewhere between the bed-sit and the cellarful of noise and it does you good." - MOJO (UK)

"Dexterous and haunting work, scored with dark emotional hues, rich chromatic chordings and surprising, adventurous changes. Musically sophisticated and accomplished work...standing tall next to any and all contemporary competition" - Philadelphia Daily News

"lovely and literate...folk-pop-rock, socially aware and eclectic" - The Village Voice

CHOREOGRAPHIC - PRESS QUOTES

"The Carole King of her generation" – Blurt Magazine

“This versatility and concentration on quality songs...I don’t know any other performer who could do this and with quite such style. Stylish Rachael certainly is, but this never takes precedence over the music. – Just Listen To This (UK)

“Sage has an innate ability to engage the audience with her enchanting piano playing and powerful vocals that covers a wide dynamic range.” – M Music & Musicians Magazine

"Part Bob Dylan – part Taylor Swift – Rachael Sage has the guts, vision and talent to embody both within the confines of her music. She bares her soul on this album, her joys, her failures, her longings: she asks people to cry for her and then demands they get up and dance! And believe me, you will want to." – Maverick (UK)

"Rich with textures straddling the boundaries of pop, rock, jazz, and classical genres, this album is a colorful journey that makes you feel alive while you sit back and listen...'Choreographic' is another masterful addition to (Rachael Sage's) collection." – Innocent Words

"Sage wisdom in a chamber-pop package; 'It Would Be Enough' might be the most eloquent and perfect David Bowie Eulogy to date." – MAGNET Magazine

"an ideal example of pure pop perfection...From the opening flourish of "Heaven (Is a Grocery Store Clerk)" to the album's final fade, Choreographic is as close to a modern musical masterpiece as any artist of any gender has managed as of late. Her name rings true; she's a Sage indeed." – Elmore Magazine

"Angelic...epically romantic. (Sage's) breathy vocals float alonglist swooning strings and piano notes, creating a big setting for her rootsy, narrative lyrics." – No Depression

"...Choreographic (is) a colorful work that shares flourishes of Sigur Rós and Kate Bush, and identifies Sage as a divine musical visionary." – Glide Magazine 

"With its baroque strings and off-kilter but memorable percussion, ('Try Try Try') deliberately evokes a modern dance number fueled by triumph and feminine resilience." – Baeble Music

"'Choreographic' features 12 original compositions that will make you dance, cry, smile, and move to the beat...In less than 20 years Rachael has accomplished more as an independent artist than some artists signed to a major label have done in a lifetime." – The Daily Voice

"A sultry yet warm song that smoothly melds potentially disparate genres as folk and pop, the string-lined track tells of interpersonal longing with Aimee Mann-like poetic bewitchment." – The Deli Magazine

"[Choreographic] balances piano with chamber pop and orchestral elements to give us some memorable and addictive melodies" – Curve Magazine

BLUE ROSES - PRESS QUOTES

"Billy Joel's gotham zing and brashness...spiked with neatly twisted takes on long-relationship dilemmas" - MOJO (UK)

"the Carole King of her generation....Sage is easily the match for any master, either past or present." - Blurt Magazine

“accomplished, immaculately-crafted...A swooning, soaring cover of Neil Young/CSN&Y’s ‘Helpless’ with a powerful-piped septuagenarian Judy Collins ends the album on a breathtaking high" – The Big Takeover

“One of New York’s most prolific and creative artists…engaging lyrics and layered instrumentation” – CURVE Magazine

“’Blue Roses’ balances rocking tracks like guitar-driven opener “English Tea” with more introspective, somber songs like “Newspaper” and “Misery’s Grace”.  – All Music Guide

"soulful and melodic…The new album explores themes of transformation and the impact one person can have on another's destiny" – Elmore Magazine

"a definite career-high...stunning" - Bay Area Reporter

"Sage, who played both guitar and piano...seemed relaxed and confident as she shared anecdotes between songs. Her material had a warm, slightly off-kilter charm that won the trust of the room." - No Depression

"**** (Four stars): Rachael Sage displays a wealth of songwriting talents...BLUE ROSES create(s) a unique sound that will capture and intrigue" - Maverick (UK)

"uniquely engaging…shines through with luminous hope" –Wisconsin Gazette

"timeless...oozes class and supreme musicianship throughout." - Record Of The Day (UK)

“Rachael Sage is one of the name in the independent music scene which has continued to grow and thrive…(she) offers up introspective, confessional, and exploratory music” – Yahoo! Music

"This here is urbane piano-folk-pop of the finest kind, written by a singer-songwriter who stands behind what she does with every fiber of her being....“Blue Roses” is doubtless Rachael’s best album in recent years. It has simply the perfect mix of melody, story, groove, fragility, coolness and emotion." - Der Hoerspiegel (DE)