Columbia, Missouri singer-songwriter Rae Fitzgerald brings an organic and emotional sound to the table that fans of acts like Daughter and Julien Baker will likely find engrossing. Amidst slow-burning, guitar-driven heart-wrenchers and the occasional addition of equally mellow electronic beats, Fitzgerald wears her heart on her sleeve and pours a truly authentic passion into her creations. It’s evident in every track on her new album as she works through her dreamy and often-somber narratives about all things life and love.
Today, we have the immense honor of premiering the entirety of Fitzgerald’s upcoming full-length, Popular Songs For Wholesome Families, which was recorded, mixed and produced by Lucas Oswald (Shearwater, The Appleseed Cast, Hospital Ships), who also plays various instruments on the release. Speaking to Substream about the overarching themes of the album, Fitzgerald explains:
“This record is a portrait of familial ties. It’s also an explanation of how I’ve developed. Recalling anecdotes and sequences of memories, I’ve illustrated critical points in my childhood and young adulthood that forced me to alter my perception of what it means to live in this world, as well as what it means to be part of a family, blood-bound or otherwise. The whole process of making the record has been like a deep sea dive into who I am and how I got here.”
Rae Fitzgerald’s Popular Songs For Wholesome Families is being self-released and will be available this Friday, June 3, through her Bandcamp.