Rae Morris has announced her long-awaited third album: it’s called Rachel@Fairyland and arrives on July 8 through RCA. The album was written and recorded at her home in North London with her partner Fryars alongside their close friend Sean O’Hagan of The High Llamas and Stereolab. The record was then mixed by engineer Shawn Everett; “We knew we wanted the record to sound like an old film, and he was the only man for the job,” Morris says.
Today she has also shared “Running Shoes”, which certainly has that old film sound in the start, with her wistfully dreaming of a house somewhere far away where blueberries grow and the internet is slow. Once the song kicks in, it’s a modern pop song, but still with plenty of magic in the swirling synths and Morris’ earnest pledge to “run home to you”.