- A Spell A Prayer
- Black Rainbows
- Red Horse
- New York Transit Queen
- He Will Follow You With His Eyes
- Put It Down
- Peach Velvet Sky
- Before The Throne of The Invisible God
Corinne Bailey Rae
Black Rainbows Music
The Corinne Bailey Rae-naissance is here! Kicking her previous sounds into the long grass, the Leeds lass is tearing it up with as broad a spectrum of sounds as you can possibly imagine - bruising us with snarling riot grrrl action then soothing us with astounding and experimental sound work before looping it all back together with a vestige of neo soul and R&B: it's top stuff, make no mistake!.
Sonically, the album is a multi-genre mix of the progressive R&B, neo soul sound that will be familiar to fans but it also contains rock, jazz and electronic elements. 'Black Rainbows' is a musical project inspired by the objects and artworks collected by Theaster Gates at the Stoney Island Arts Bank in Chicago. Situated at the Great Grand Crossing neighborhoods of Chicago's South Side, Stoney Island Arts Bank is a cathedral to Black Art, a curated collection of Black archives comprising books, sculpture, records, furniture and problematic objects from America's past. As well as being a site for archive, the Arts bank is also a place for convening. Bailey Rae attended The Black Artists Retreat there in 2017 and performed in the space. Wide ranging in it's themes, 'Black Rainbows'' subjects are drawn from encounters with objects in the Arts Bank. Taking us from the rock hewn churces of Ethiopia, to the journeys of Black Pioneers Westward, from Miss New York Transit Queen 1957, to how the sunset appears from Harriet Jacobs' loophole. 'Black Rainbows' explores Black femininity, Spell Work, Inner Space/Outer Space, time collapse and ancestors, the erasure Black childhood and music as a vessel for transcendence.