|For Immediate Release: November 23, 2015
New Yorker Rachael Sage Premieres New Holiday Single
“Hanukkah in the Village” via Yahoo! Music
Singer/Songwriter Captures the Essence of Holiday Season in
NYC With Charming New Song
New York, NY: New Yorker Rachael Sage will herald the holiday season with her charming new holiday song "Hanukkah in the Village." It's the most wonderful, magical time of the year, thanks to the lights, the festive decor, and the general upbeat spirit of the season, and this song certainly captures the energy of the holidays.
The song premiered via Yahoo! Music, listen here.
Sage is adding a personal soundtrack to this time of year that is just as enjoyable as all the familiar and favorite holiday classics. It was conceived, recorded and debuted live in the Big Apple (via Sage's acclaimed holiday show "Tchatchkes & Latkes" at Joe's Pub), furthering its authenticity.
The song represents Sage's tongue-in-cheek lyrical take on Hanukkah, supported by confident, sophisticated musicianship. Recorded in Sage's East Village studio after debuting at local venue Joe's Pub, the accordion/string-laden track includes vocal cameos by Irish singer Fiona Harte, guitarist Mark Bosch (Ian Hunter), bassist Mike Visceglia (Suzanne Vega, Duncan Shiek), cellist Dave Eggar (Coldplay), and Brooklyn musicians Michelle Citrin and Andy Mac.
In the song, Sage is reminiscing about past holiday seasons in a playful way —and with her signature sense of humor intact. She sings about being the recipient of Hello Kitty PJs and gifting her loved one with front-row tickets to an Alanis gig, all the while comparing the menorah to flickering city lights.
She drops plenty of NYC-centric references that will certainly warm the heart of Manhattanites.
The song is lush with instrumentation and a cute 'n' quirky vibe. It will certainly find a home on your holiday playlists. Download it from iTunes now!
PopMatters says "she’s put together an absolutely gorgeous lyric video featuring a dazzling array of antiques and creatively designed menorahs." WATCH the video here
ABOUT RACHAEL SAGE:
A soulful vocalist and innovative multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and producer Rachael Sage has become one of the busiest touring artists in independent music, performing 100+ dates a year with her band The Sequins throughout the U.S., UK, Europe and Asia. She has earned a loyal following for her dynamic piano playing, delicate guitar work, soulful vocals. and improvisational audience interaction.
Sage has shared stages with Sarah McLachlan, A Great Big World, Judy Collins, Colin Hay, Shawn Colvin, Marc Cohn, The Animals and Ani DiFranco. She has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and received numerous songwriting awards including The John Lennon Songwriting Contest (Grand Prize) and several Independent Music Awards. Her songs have appeared on MTV, HBO, the Fame soundtrack, and in the current season of Lifetime's No. 1 reality series Dance Moms.
Sage's latest full-length album on MPress Records is "Blue Roses". Produced by Sage and Grammy® Nominee John Shyloski (Johnny Winter, Stephen Kellogg), the album features 13 brand new chamber-pop gems, and showcases the NYC-based multi-instrumentalist's confident, sophisticated songwriting. Featuring members of Daft Punk, Patti Smith and Bruce Springsteen’s bands, the recording includes a duet with folk icon Judy Collins. For more information, visit rachaelsage.com.
PRESS PRAISE FOR RACHAEL SAGE:
"(Sage channels) her inner Fanny Brice and Jewish Norah Jones..." —New York Times
"...rich vocals, sparkling piano and yearning poetry." —Time Out New York
"…lovely and literate...folk-pop-rock, socially aware and eclectic." —The Village Voice
"Her keen ironic sense of humor and quirky sense of the profound is what makes her special as a songwriter." — Billboard