Thursday, October 5, 2023

Rachael Sage - "No Regrets" (Official Video)

Rachael Sage Releases Unforgettable Video for Heartfelt Song "No Regrets"
Track On New Album, The Other Side

"One of the most compelling and creative singers and songwriters of the modern era... Suffice it to say Sage has made her masterpiece." – American Songwriter

"witty, graceful, and powerfully intimate." – NPR Music

"Sage is the stitch between the great rock and pop traditions of the past and...the hypermodern world of the present." – Billboard

"Sage has released a heartfelt new video for her song "No Regrets" The song is sweet, soulful and honest, again highlighting Sage’s masterful songwriting." - Music Film Fashion Blog

Alt-folk-pop singer-songwriter Rachael Sage has released a heartfelt new video for "No Regrets" from her new 15-track full-length studio album, The Other Side. The video premiered in M Music & Musicians (US) and Music-News (UK). Inspired by a poem written by her Dad, who Sage credits for her love of music and joie de vivre, Sage collaborated with her father to write the ultimate homage to simple gratitude. As intimate as it is universal, "No Regrets" gives thanks for the many little things that define a life in all of its beautiful and aching joy. Featuring Jack Petruzzelli on guitar (Rufus Wainwright) and Russ Johnson on trumpet (Elvis Costello),"No Regrets" is unforgettable.

Watch the video for "No Regrets" HERE.


Directed by Nick Clark and filmed by Mike Flanagan, the joyfully sweet video captures the bond between Rachael and her Dad as they enjoy the small things that make a life – strolling through Central Park, journaling together, savoring a cold drink and simply reveling in a loved-one’s company. Sage illustrates this in the lyrics: I love life - no take-backs/Ping-pong tables knowing all the facts/College buddies drinking ice cream floats/Coal Miner's Daughter and The Rolling Stones. Familiar scenes of NYC's skyline are the background to this simple story of an exuberant, ping-pong filled and happy day in life of a father and daughter (both of whom are in cancer remission), sharing their passion for life and creativity.

Sage discusses the song, saying: "No Regrets’ is the first song I’ve ever written based on someone else’s poem, and that someone happened to be my wonderful Dad. He had written a few poetic lines on a little notepad while he was recovering from lymphoma, and they were so touching to me that I didn’t ask for permission – I just started immediately setting them to music. Thankfully his health returned fully within some months, and due in large part to music, which he enjoys so much and was absolutely a major part of his healing. Honestly, I’ve never met anyone who loves music more than my Dad – especially the ‘oldies’ and songs that bring him back to a more innocent time. I asked him what other things he’d like me to include in the song that inspired him the most, and the list was much longer than I could ever incorporate but ultimately he was very pleased I focused on his friendships, his affection for ping-pong and Loretta Lynn – and his strong penchant for rhyming!"

Sage’s latest studio album is the most grounded of her illustrious career. The Other Side's 15 tracks of emotionally charged and intricately woven music recall the classic, retro-warmth of the ’70s and ’80s, and are as instantly hummable as they are lyrically poignant. With memorable Americana-infused pop hooks and folk-fueled poeticism, Sage's timeless writing reminds us what's most important is always worth waiting for, via songs steeped in just the right amount of best-is-yet-to-come optimism.

Blending a myriad of genres and instruments into a cohesive and captivating whole, the album’s musical collaborators include guitarists Jack Petruzzelli (Patti Smith) and James Mastro (Ian Hunter), trumpet player Russ Johnson (Elvis Costello), bassist Nick Beggs (Kajagoogoo), and guest vocals from UK pop icon Howard Jones. Track highlights include: “Whistle Blow,” an Americana palette of slide and acoustic guitars, where Sage muses on power dynamics and boundaries; Sage's folk-pop anthem "The Other Side", whose memorable gospel-tinged chorus and rapid-fire poeticism make it an instant classic; "I Made a Case" is a poignant, Bacharach-esque duet featuring Howard Jones, with whom Sage has undeniable vocal chemistry; while the ‘60s-influenced “Flowers For Free” is poetic pop-rock at its most adventurous. The record also includes Sage's interpretations of Yazoo’s classic "Only You", and Maria McKee’s "Breathe".

The digital album, vinyl and deluxe physical CD – featuring 12 paintings by Sage, photographs by renowned Studio 54 photographer Bill Bernstein, along with a Bonus Disc of alternate mixes – can be streamed/ordered at:

US Tour Dates
(please see for all ongoing tour dates)

9/28/23 – Rockwood Music Hall (Preserve Rockwood Benefit) – New York, NY
9/30/23 – Ladybug Music Festival – Milford, DE
10/1/23 – The Birchmere* – Alexandria, VA
10/06/23 – Towne Crier Cafe – Beacon, NY
10/14/23 – Best Video – Hamden, CT
10/16/23 – 49 West – Annapolis, MD
10/20/23 – The Bowery Vault – Nashville, TN
11/4/23 – Beacon Bonfire Music + Art Festival – Beacon, NY
(*supporting Marshall Crenshaw)

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