Rae Chriss Tells Us That ‘Robots Don’t Get High’ With New Single

Indie rock artist Rae Chriss took a bold step during the early days of the Covid-19 Pandemic, and decided not to let fear rule her. On realising she wasn’t fulfilling her potential, she set out to create an album, the first she’s felt sure about sharing with the world. And that was the just the first step: from there she’s been nominated in the female rock category in this year’s Carolina Music Awards. Rae’s new single, ‘Robots Don’t Get High’, is out now, and it’s a fine example of just why she’s a high chance to win the award.

Back in those early pandemic days, Rae decided to give herself more space to come out fully as an individual, and as an artist.

“I started becoming more myself. Being an advocate for myself. Expressing myself unapologetically. I finally had the strength to face my decades worth of journals and create the first album I wanted to share with the world. It poured out of me, compiled itself–miraculously all within a couple of months.”

‘Robots Don’t Get High’ is indie rock with a poetic – even a little bit country base – Chriss’s vocals are powerful and emphatic, she’s got a deep belief in what she’s singing, and isn’t holding back, nor is she letting anything get to her. There’s a lot to draw comparison with the likes of Fiona Apple, Alanis Morissette, Florence Welch – even Grace Slick. Quite the opposite of being afraid of showing herself, Rae Chriss is a force to be reckoned with.

Rae Chriss’s debut long player, ‘Liberated Destiny’, has been two decades in the making, with the ten tracks on the album coming out of journal entries she’d kept to herself. The end result is deeply personal, but certainly worth it, and she managed to transform that writing into the album following just a few months of recording sessions in studios in Chapel Hill, NC, and Raleigh. ‘Liberated Destiny’ really says it all, and is set for release later this year.

‘Robots Don’t Get High’ is out now. You can stream it on Spotify.

Check out more about Rae Chriss and her music online on Facebook,

Instagram, and her official website. You can vote for Rae in the Carolina Music Awards here.

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Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she's written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, Celebmix, and ListenOnRepeat.

Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email lisa@essentiallypop.com

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