For Immediate Release
mpress records

Rachael Sage Releases Transcendent New Album,
The Other Side
Available On All Streaming Platforms and Deluxe CD & Vinyl

Rachael Sage - The Other Side (photo by Bill Bernstein)

"With 'The Other Side', Rachael Sage cements her place as an influential artist in the folk-pop genre, creating music that touches people's hearts and sparks a sense of shared humanity." – Earmilk

"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

Award-winning alt-folk-pop singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Rachael Sage has released of her new full-length studio album, The Other Side (MPress Records/ILS/Virgin). In anticipation, Sage released the empowering first single/video, "Whistle Blow", the optimistic title track/video "The Other Side", a third single/video, "Only You" (a sparkling reinterpretation of the '80s Yazoo classic), and Beatle-esque pop-rock single "Flowers For Free". The album premiered in The Bluegrass Situation.

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".

Sage decidedly stretched her range as a producer on The Other Side. String arrangements are equal parts intimate and lush, and there’s a sense of expansiveness that never overtakes her gritty-but-ethereal vocal delivery. Acoustic guitars, fiddles, tympani and trumpets amplify lyrics bound by an appreciation of freedom’s most desired consequence: peace. Detailing her latest album, Sage – a self-described "cancer thriver" – shares, “This record encompasses a high and low search for resilience in this broken world. In 'No Regrets' – which I co-wrote with my Dad – I sing 'I love life in all its aching joy.' Anyone who lived through the chaos of the last several years and still manages to get out of bed and out into the world has my admiration. I can't wait to get back out on the road and hear how everyone triumphed, firsthand!"

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 Bill Bernstein

US Tour Dates
(please see for all international appearances)

City Winery Hudson Valley – Montgomery, NY
Falcon Ridge Folk Festival – Goshen, CT
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
Kate Richardson |

About Rachael Sage: 

Since founding her own label MPress Records over two decades ago, NYC-based alt-pop artist Rachael Sage has steadily released a slew of vibrant, dynamic albums described by Goldmine Magazine as "mesmerizing...thoughtful, pensive and flush with an emotional flourish, all carefully and adeptly executed." She has toured with an eclectic list of artists including Ani DiFranco, Beth Hart, Howard Jones, and Grammy® winners 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 released over 20 diverse albums and EPs. Sage has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, SXSW, and toured globally from Japan to Berlin with her band, The Sequins. Sage is also a visual artist and former ballet dancer who performed with the New York City Ballet. She is additionally a philanthropic advocate who has raised money for a wide range of causes, including WHY Hunger, American Refugee Committee, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital and National Network For Youth (NN4Y). Her 2020 album Character yielded the Billboard-charting single "Blue Sky Days"; her recent project Poetica, an adventurous fusion of poetry with jazz, classical and Americana musical elements in the vein of Leonard Cohen and Laurie Anderson debuted in October 2021. The Other Side was released in July 2023 on MPress Records.

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