I've been thinking about dance a lot lately
. I went to see Singin' in the Rain in the theater
a couple weeks ago. We're talking about a film that stars Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, and Cyd Charisse. It features dance in nearly all of its technical forms from that era (ballet, tap, comedy, more freeform), but, more importantly, it captured the way dance can evoke the full range of human emotion: lust, despair, triumph, love, and more.
We've got the exclusive premiere of "Try Try Try" from songwriter/visual artist Rachael Sage
(most well-known for her work with reality series, Dance Moms
, and her collaborations with Sia partner-in-crime, Maddie Ziegler). The track, off of Sage's upcoming record Choreographic
(due May 20th), was inspired by Sage's first love, dance, and it shows. With its baroque strings and off-kilter but memorable percussion, it deliberately evokes a modern dance number fueled by triumph and feminine resilience.