Sage's fresh, string-quartet take on "Both Hands" is both musically unexpected and a full-circle moment. Sage's first ever tour was as an opener for DiFranco, and she has long been inspired by her fellow indie label owner – but in this case, it was more vital. While undergoing treatment for cancer in 2018, Sage listened to "Both Hands" as part of a playlist that kept her "determined and strong". A year later, it was a natural fit for her new album Character, due out on MPress Records on March 6.
Produced by Sage and Grammy® winner Andy Zulla, the track features a string quartet performing an arrangement by cellist Dave Eggar (Evanescence, Coldplay), Sage, and Chuck Palmer. Zulla set up cameras around Carriage House Studios in Stamford, CT to capture the recording process, and edited the footage into the official music video.
Rachael Sages cover of ‘Both Hands’ is taken from her upcoming album ‘Character’ set for release this March. For now, the audio and music video to ‘Both Hands’ is available to purchase, stream and watch below.