Rachael Sage

Rachael Sage's "Big Star" Music Video Premiere

MPress Records artist Rachael Sage has released her brand new music video for "Big Star", the forthcoming single from her latest album "Delancey Street". To view the clip from the 2-Time Independent Music Award Winner and 3-time OUTMusic Award recipient , visit her YouTube channel.

The song was written years ago and quickly became a fan favorite, with Sage performing it on acoustic guitar at such East Village haunts as Sine-e, The Sidewalk Cafe and CB's Gallery; but was never officially released. Then, when Sage's friend Semi Precious Weapons singer Justin Tranter became Lady Gaga's favorite glam-punk frontman, she gave the song new life. Inspired by Justin's recent success, Sage re-recorded the song adding more depth and her signature electric piano riffs.

The video features giant stars, hula hoops, balloons, laughs, a keytar-wielding Rachael Sage and NYC! Filmed in various locations all over NYC including The Bowery, The Lower East Side, Soho, Times Square and Williamsburg, "Big Star" showcases a great cast of performers and DIY artists all looking for their big star moment.

"Big Star" was directed and co-produced by Award-Winning filmmaker Tom Moore, who also directed Sage's prior music video "Wildflower" (from the album "The Blistering Sun"). Moore, who is an accomplished photographer, has captured such high profile subjects as William Dafoe, Bebe Neuwirth, Gloria Gaynor, Levon Helm, Quentin Crisp, and Ed Asner. He recently created imagery for Rachael's new album "Delancey Street", as well as MPress Records artist Seth Glier's current album, "The Trouble With People". Says Sage: "Tom is a really gifted art director and has done photography for several of my albums...he just has the 'eye'." It was important to Sage to include her own real-life DIY artist peers in the project, so all of the characters in the video are actors, dancers and musicians who in one way or another have impressed her with "a healthy dose of wild ambition."

Big Star Cast & Crew

The video is available on Rachael Sage's website, now!

Delancey Street
About Rachael Sage & 'Delancey Street':

Self-taught pianist, poet and producer Rachael Sage radiates what MOJO Magazine calls "warm, intelligent... New York indie charm". An innovative, improvisational keyboardist, she performs oer 150 dates a year throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Recently named one of the Top 100 Independent Artist Of The Past 15 Years by Performing Songwriter magazine, Sage has shared the stage with Marc Cohn, Ani DiFranco, Colin Hay, The Animals, and Judy Collins. A Grand Prize Winner in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest as well as a two-time Independent Music Award and OUTMusic Award winner, Rachael recently released her 9th album, "Delancey Street". Described as an "album about change" and inspired by Sage's ancestral and current home, New York's Lower East Side, the record features eleven orginial compositions, plus inspired covers of Hall & Oates' classic 'Rich Girl', as well as Sage's understated rendition of 'Fame' (iTunes exclusive). A musical exploration of identity and cultural heritage, 'Delancey Street' is in stores now and available on iTunes & Amazon.

Early ink on 'Delancey Street':

  • "excellent" - M Music & Musicians Magazine
  • "Rachael Sage has molded and shaped a sound beyond a mere current-day singer/songwriter, into a true soothsayer and storyteller...Four-Stars for 'Delancey Street.'" - All Music Guide
  • "...eloquent execution... genuine and compelling." - BLURT Magazine
  • "a fresh intimacy... at the core of Delancey Street is a heartfelt quality that goes beyond intellectual exercise." - iTunes Review
  • "Sage's tightest and most personal offering to date." - Connecticut Post
  • "Her music is getting better with every release" - The Deli Magazine
  • "Emotionally riveting songs underpinned by lush melodies, inventive arrangements and a flair for the dramatic." - Columbia Free-Times
  • "Track after track, she delivers one-of-a-kind indie, artsty songs with a sequin shine, which gives every one of her 12 songs decorative brilliance." - Campus Circle

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Jul. 23 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Hillsdale, NY
Jul. 30 Best Buy Union Sq. (In-Store Performance) New York, NY
Aug. 4 Rockwood Stage 2 (with Seth Glier) New York, NY
Aug 15-30 Edinburgh Fringe Festival - C Central Cabaret Bar Edinburgh, UK
Sept. 1 The Regal Room (The Distillers) Hammersmith, London, UK
Sept. 4 The Spice of Life Soho, London, UK
Oct. 9 Indiegrrl Festival Mineral Bluff, GA
Oct. 10 Eddie's Attic (with Susan Gibson) Decatur, GA
Oct. 27 High Barn - Unplugged Great Bardfield, Essex, UK
Oct. 29 Cobden Club (BMI Showcase) London, UK
Oct. 30 Slaughtered Lamb London, UK
Nov. 4 The Stables - Stage 2 Wavendon, Milton Keyes, UK
Nov. 12 The Usual Pub Houston, TX
Nov. 13 Poor Davids Pub Dallas, TX

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