For Immediate Release
mpress records

Rachael Sage Delivers Delightful Video/Single of Yazoo Classic "Only You" Ahead of New Album
The Other Side out July 21st

Rachael Sage - photo by Bill Bernstein

"Rachael Sage offers an enchanting, gratifying reimagining of “Only You,” infusing the song with sparkling, velvety essence and vibrant elegance."– Guitar Girl

"Rachael Sage's profound, retro sound situates her tremendous talents with the scene, and is sure to skyrocket her career into unwavering realms" – Wonderland

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

Award-winning alt-folk-pop singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Rachael Sage has just released a bubbly companion video to her single "Only You" from her forthcoming full-length studio album, The Other Side (out July 21, 2023). A reinterpretation of the '80s Yazoo classic, Rachael’s take on the song features its timeless melody with an updated arrangement complimenting Sage's folky storytelling approach. The track is as much a revamp as it is a respectful homage to the beloved UK synth-pop original. Sage’s own acoustic guitar, Wurlitzer and Jupiter-8 synth parts receive support from her longtime band The Sequins, including Grammy nominated cellist Dave Eggar.

Premiering in Guitar Girl, the dynamic video depicts a jubilant Sage recording in her closet, rehearsing in her living room, and dancing like nobody's watching. Enjoy "Only You" HERE!

Sage explains her inspiration for covering the song, saying "A few years ago I saw the incredible Alison Moyet perform at Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC, and it had a huge impact on me. I had listened to Yazoo a lot as a kid (‘Upstairs At Eric’s’ was a cassette mainstay), and always admired how deceptively simple their sound was. Trendy arpeggiated synths couldn’t mask the fact that their songs were absolutely timeless, and that the melody of a song like ‘Only You’ was equally an ear-worm as it was emotionally universal. I hope that if Alison and Vince Clarke (of the original group Yazoo) hear this track they'll feel how inspired I was by their work, and that my stylistic spin on it will make them smile!"

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 pre-saved/ pre-ordered at: Both the audio and video versions of “Only You” are available on all streaming platforms and YouTube.

Rachael Sage - The Other Side

Please see for ongoing tour updates.

Tour Dates

Jamey's House Of Music – Lansdowne, PA
The Towne Crier – Beacon, NY +
Joe's Pub (Record Release Show) – New York, NY
City Winery Hudson Valley – Montgomery, NY
Falcon Ridge Folk Festival – Goshen, CT
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 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
The Mint – Los Angeles, CA
Lost Chord Guitars – Solvang, CA
Refugee House Concert – Visalia, CA
The Lost Church – San Francisco, CA
The Birchmere – Alexandria, VA *
The Bowery Vault – Nashville, TN
+ supporting Rufus Wainwright / * supporting Marshall Crenshaw

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

About Rachael Sage: 

Alt-folk-pop artist Rachael Sage has steadily released a slew of vibrant, dynamic albums since emerging on the Downtown NYC scene over two decades ago. She has toured with Ani DiFranco, Beth Hart, Imelda May, Howard Jones, and Grammy® winners Marc Cohn, Shawn Colvin and Judy Collins – with whom she also recorded a critically-acclaimed duet of Neil Young's "Helpless". In addition to being a six-time Independent Music Award-winning musician and producer, Sage is also a John Lennon Contest Grand Prize winner who has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, SXSW, and toured globally from Japan to Berlin with her band, The Sequins. She is also a philanthropic advocate who has raised money for a wide range of causes, including the American Refugee Committee, National Network For Youth, and National Foundation For Women's Cancer. Her 2020 album Character yielded the Billboard-charting single "Blue Sky Days"; her forthcoming album The Other Side is due out July 21 on MPress/ILS/Virgin, and is available for pre-order now.

Suggested Post
Rachael Sage has released a brand new music video for her rendition of the '80s Yazoo classic, "Only You"! Check out the song/video at This song is included on Rachael's forthcoming album "The Other Side" out July 21!

Trouble viewing this email? Click here to see it in your browser.