Rae Morris: “It definitely feels like a big deal for me”

Tonight’s BBC Introducing Stage headliner is looking ahead to her debut album.

London songwriter Rae Morris is tonight’s big draw from a BBC Introducing Stage at Reading Festival that also features Happyness and All We Are.

Fresh from announcing her new EP, Morris is reflecting on the last time she played the festival, back in 2011. “It definitely feels like a big deal for me, because I did Reading & Leeds three years ago. To come back and feel like it’s progressing is really exciting,” she told DIY.

“Between that I’ve just been making the record. I was away last summer doing the album and I would have been at festivals, but it took up all those months to do it. It just happened that way, really.”

Ahead of the new album, due out in early 2015, she’s putting out the ‘Closer’ EP on 22nd October. “It’s just started building towards it. Giving people more music makes sense,” she says. “It’s a single from the record then songs we’re not putting on the album. It’s little bits and bobs that you wouldn’t get otherwise. I want to give people as much as possible.”

Rae Morris plays the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading 2014, 20.00. Follow all of DIY’s Reading & Leeds action here.

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