Nashville mainstay Erin Rae is often described as Music City’s best kept secret, but for many Americana fans the secret has been out for a while now — and with good reason. On June 8, the ethereal singer will release Putting On Airs on John Paul White’s Single Lock Records.
Last month the Jackson, Tenn. native released the gorgeously aching “Can’t Cut Loose.” Now Rae is sharing the album’s title track, a sorrowful, difficult conversation wrapped up in a lilting and dreamy four minute song.
“Guilt high in my neck, I shouldn’t have done you wrong,” Rae sings. “You came to me sweet, honey, someone who cares/ I was putting on airs.”
“Putting On Airs” perfectly showcases Rae’s Laurel Canyon folk-meets-country voice and the steadfast honesty of her lyrics.
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Erin Rae will join the Mountain Goats and Margo Price for select tour dates this spring. She’ll also appear at the End of the Road Festival in the U.K. this summer.
Putting On Airs is the followup to Erin Rae’s 2015 debut album Soon Enough.
Putting On Airs Track List:
- “Grand Scheme”
- “Putting On Airs”
- “Bad Mind”
- “Can’t Cut Loose”
- “Love Like Before”
- “June Bug”
- “Mississippi Queen”
- “Like The First Time”
- “The Real Thing”
- “Anchor Me Down”
- “Wild Blue Wind”