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Rachael Sage Releases Magical Companion Video for Beatle-esque Pop-Rock Track "Flowers For Free"
Single on Just Released Album, The Other Side

Rachael Sage (photo by John Shyloski)

"Part Bob Dylan – part Taylor Swift – Rachael Sage has the guts, vision and talent to embody both within the confines of her music." – Maverick

"witty, graceful, and powerfully intimate." – NPR Music

"Sage is the stitch between the great rock and pop traditions of the past and...the hypermodern world of the present." – Billboard

Alt-folk-pop singer-songwriter Rachael Sage has released a colorful new companion video for "Flowers For Free" from her new 15-track full-length studio album, The Other Side. The video premiered in Ghetto Blaster and Skope (UK), and is also being featured currently as one of No Depression's Fresh Tracks.

Co-produced by Sage with Grammy® winner Andy Zulla and longtime engineer Mikhail Pivovarov, Rachael's '60s-influenced "Flowers For Free" is poetic pop-rock at its most adventurous. Beatle-esque wah guitar, baroque trumpet flourishes, chamber strings and Sage's pulsing piano ground this psychedelic song about never giving up on this earthly life, or into the temptation of complacency. Sage's band The Sequins drives the track, with guest guitarists James Mastro (Ian Hunter) and Jack Petruzzelli (Rufus Wainwright) bringing the retro vibes.

Watch the video for "Flowers For Free" HERE.

Filmed at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, singer-songwriter/visual artist Rachael Sage's "Flowers For Free" video is three and a half minutes of pure, unadulterated joy. It's also an apt landscape for a song that as Sage reveals is "essentially about the power of self-expression to carry us through crisis." Directed by John Shyloski and art directed by Sage, the clip showcases the extraordinary mosaic-based artwork of Isaiah Zagar, in whose colorful mosaics she immediately sensed a stylistic kinship. As she explores this otherworldly environment – playing her own hand-decorated instruments and wearing vibrant self-styled attire – the psychedelic, Beatle-esque track comes to life in glorious 3D and the viewer can't help but feel transported. As Sage explains: "Isaiah's gorgeous sense of color and composition, along with his decades of local community outreach through visual art, have made me a longtime fan. It was truly an honor to be able to shoot in such a positive, uplifting urban environment. I was in heaven being surrounded by his creations, and reminded just how much color and light has the ability to shift our perspective for the better."

Sage discusses the song, saying: "I wrote 'Flowers For Free' when I was a kid, and I guess – as we do when we're young – I naturally went to a bit of a psychedelic place, exploring the concept of the stranger and whether someone offering you something in whatever context might be benevolent or have some kind of questionable motives. I was heavily influenced by The Beatles growing up, so I think sonically and harmonically that definitely comes through on the track."

Sage’s latest studio album is the most grounded of her illustrious career. The Other Side's 15 tracks of emotionally charged and intricately woven music recall the classic, retro-warmth of the ’70s and ’80s, and are as instantly hummable as they are lyrically poignant. With memorable Americana-infused pop hooks and folk-fueled poeticism, Sage's timeless writing reminds us what's most important is always worth waiting for, via songs steeped in just the right amount of best-is-yet-to-come optimism.

Blending a myriad of genres and instruments into a cohesive and captivating whole, the album’s musical collaborators include guitarists Jack Petruzzelli (Patti Smith) and James Mastro (Ian Hunter), trumpet player Russ Johnson (Elvis Costello), bassist Nick Beggs (Kajagoogoo), and guest vocals from UK pop icon Howard Jones. Track highlights include: “Whistle Blow,” an Americana palette of slide and acoustic guitars, where Sage muses on power dynamics and boundaries; Sage's folk-pop anthem "The Other Side", whose memorable gospel-tinged chorus and rapid-fire poeticism make it an instant classic; "I Made a Case" is a poignant, Bacharach-esque duet featuring Howard Jones, with whom Sage has undeniable vocal chemistry; while the ‘60s-influenced “Flowers For Free” is poetic pop-rock at its most adventurous. The record also includes Sage's interpretations of Yazoo’s classic "Only You", and Maria McKee’s "Breathe".

The digital album, vinyl and deluxe physical CD – featuring 12 paintings by Sage, photographs by renowned Studio 54 photographer Bill Bernstein, along with a Bonus Disc of alternate mixes – can be streamed/ordered at:

Rachael Sage - Photo by John Shyloski

US Tour Dates
(please see for all ongoing tour dates)

The Camden Chapel – London, UK
The Basement at The Sussex Arms – Tunbridge Wells, UK
New Forest Fairy Festival – Burley, UK
New Forest Fairy Festival – Burley, UK
The Chapel – Worthing, UK
The Black Horse – Hellifield, UK
The Art House – Southampton, UK
The Drawing Room – Chesham, UK
The Bull's Head – Barnes, UK
Stretham House Concerts – Stretham, Ely, UK
Old School BBQ Bus – Oldham, UK
True Lovers Knot Mini Fest – Blandford Forum, UK
Leesta Vall Direct To Vinyl Recording Session – New York, NY
The Mint – Los Angeles, CA
Lost Chord Guitars – Solvang, CA
Refugee House Presents – Visalia, CA
The Lost Church – San Francisco, CA
The Birchmere* – Alexandria, VA
Best Video – Hamden, CT
The Bowery Vault – Nashville, TN
(*supporting Marshall Crenshaw)

For more information, please contact:
Jill Richmond-Johnson | | 212-481-7243

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Rachael Sage released a brand new music video for her song "Flowers For Free". The video was filmed at the incredible Philadelphia Magic Gardens featuring mosaic artwork by Isaiah Zagar. Watch the video and stream the song at

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