Black Rainbows, the incredible new album from award-winning singer / songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae was released on Friday to worldwide acclaim. Reviewers have been hailing it as Bailey Rae’s career-best work and have embraced the eclectic, genre-bending album as indisputably one of the finest albums of 2023.
Following the previously released tracks ‘New York Transit Queen’, ‘Peach Velvet Sky’ and ‘Erasure’, a fourth focus track from the album, ‘Red Horse’, is out now. A gorgeous, dreamlike song, the New York Times describe it as an album highlight stating, “In the shimmering, billowing ‘Red Horse,’ she envisions romance, marriage and family.”
This is just some of the high praise received from the album’s monumental release:
“The different musical styles are what makes Black Rainbows a revelation. [It] is the album of Rae’s career” 5/5 – The Sun
“An ambitious concept piece seven years in the making… Black Rainbows is a joy” –
“Rae takes a liberal approach when expressing her creative freedoms: she experiments with genres, themes, and ideas … taking listeners on an emotional rollercoaster… This album was not created to fit into a world of TikTok-friendly, easily consumed hooks. It was created by a versatile artist allowing herself to display a wide range of musical talent.” – The Independent
“A stew of genres spiced up with jazz, electro, rock and prog-soul” – Daily Mirror