Rachael Sage Releases Official Video 'Revelation Ground' to Accompany New Maxi-Single

Rachael Sage has released a new single and companion video, "Revelation Ground", the centerpiece track on her new Revelation Ground maxi-single, out now via MPress Records/ILS/Universal. Mixed by Grammy® winner Andy Zulla, the track features Sage on vocals, acoustic guitar, and percussion with accompanying musicians Dave Eggar on cello (Esperanza Spalding, Duncan Sheik) and Jeff Allen (Marc Cohn, Edie Brickell). The official stop-motion animated companion video was created by singer/songwriter/musician Antje Duvekot. Both the song and the video premiered in PopMatters.

A rich cornucopia of renditions, the maxi-single will include the single, a band version, a chamber mix, a folk mix, and an instrumental version of "Revelation Ground ". All versions of the song were produced, arranged, and engineered by Sage, with contributing musicians including Doug Yowell on drums (Suzanne Vega), Russ Johnson on trumpet (Elvis Costello), and Jack Petruzzelli on electric guitar (Rufus Wainwright).

Watch the video for "Revelation Ground"

"Revelation Ground" marks a turning point in Sage's songwriting and production, merging her lifelong reverence for '60's-era folk - a la Leonard Cohen, Pete Seeger, and Simon & Garfunkel - with a weathered, hard-won perspective on the sacredness of time itself. Amidst the landscape of the pandemic, racial protest, the loss of far too many loved ones, and her own cancer experience, Sage distills bright hope and beauty from perhaps her most universal lyrics yet. With a hum-along melody that sounds like it has existed forever, her voice achieves an intimate poignancy underscored by longtime collaborator Dave Eggar's rhapsodic cello playing. Stream the song HERE.

Sage explains, "I thought about the lyrics to "Turn, Turn, Turn", inspired of course by the Old Testament psalm: 'A time to build up, a time to break down/A time to dance, a time to mourn/A time to cast away stones, a time to gather stones together...' These ancient and powerful words were an encouragement for me to move gracefully through personal and collective loss. I hope that 'Revelation Ground' can likewise provide comfort to listeners weathering hardships, knowing that everything is seasonal and that hope always returns."

The video was created by Antje Duvekot, a touring singer-songwriter and animator who has garnered critical acclaim from the videos she recently made for Toad The Wet Sprocket ("Starting Now"), Dar Williams ("Today and Every Day"), Eliot Bronson & Lori McKenna ("Even This Is Going To Pass"), and Eliza Gilkyson ("Promises To Keep"). Sage says of her collaboration with Duvekot, "I have admired Antje Duvekot's many and diverse talents for a very long time - from her extraordinary songwriting and singing to the artistic videos she created for herself and others.

Tour (* with Howard Jones)
2/18 - Huntington, NY - The Paramount*
2/20 - Sellersville, PA - Sellersville Theater*
2/21 - Alexandria, VA - The Birchmere*
2/22 - Richmond, VA - The Tin Pan*
3/1 - NYC - Joe's Pub 
3/4 - Beacon, NY - The Dogwood 
3/26 - Bethlehem, PA - Godfrey Daniels
4/9 - Binghamton, NY - Atomic Tom's

For more info contact:
Jill Richmond-Johnson | [email protected]

Source: MPress Records


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