New Release: Erin Rae – Putting On Airs / Can’t Cut Loose

Nashville’s Erin Rae is set to release her new album Putting On Airs, on June 8th

In advance of the release, the track Can’t Cut Loose dropped this week, which can be heard below….

Talking about the track, Rae describes Can’t Cut Loose as, “a song about romanticizing addiction in all of its forms, from substances to love and relationships. I wrote this song to that incessant longing voice in my head that tells me I need something else to make me feel different or better”

Erin Rae, whose genre-fusing mix of traditional folk, indie-rock, and 1960s psych-rock production has landed her collaborations with artists like Margo Price and Andrew Combs, is finally stepping out into the spotlight with Putting On Airs

Buoying the release is Rae’s reputation as an enthralling live performer, which has earned her the respect of Nashville peers and music notables alike, including Grammy Award winner John Paul White, who has signed her to his Florence, Alabama-based label, Single Lock Records. Rae joins a Single Lock roster that includes Nicole Atkins, St. Paul And The Broken Bones, and White himself, who said “When I first heard Erin’s compelling voice, I knew nothing about her. It was live, with no intro (she was opening for friends of mine), and I was instantly transfixed. I couldn’t wait to engage, and that’s something I very seldom feel, much less do. I was thrilled to find out her personality was as engaging as her voice and songs, and that she was looking for a home. I couldn’t be happier to be hitching our wagons together”

Forthcoming shows are as follows…

MAR 30 – The Burl, Lexington KY
MAR 31 – Pretentious Beer Co. Knoxville TN
APR 19 – 116 E. Mobile, Florence AL
APR 24 – Joshua Hedley – Record Release Show, Nashville TN
MAY 15 – Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte NC (w/ Margo Price)
MAY 16 – Haw River Ballroom, Saxapahaw NC (w/ Margo Price)
MAY 17 – Variety Playhouse, Atlanta GA (w/ Margo Price)
MAY 27 – Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago IL (w/ The Mountain Goats)
MAY 28 – Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago IL (w/ The Mountain Goats)
MAY 29 – Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago IL (w/ The Mountain Goats)
JUN 27 WED – Sh*tty Barn, Spring Green WI
AUG 30-SEP 2 – End Of The Road Festival, Dorset