Rae Morris Planetarium - Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessen and James McCalister: This record is a sensory treat. It takes you on a journey through outer space and the collaboration of these four amazing talents is just magical to me. I was lucky enough to have Nico Muhly arrange the strings on my first album. He's generally just a brilliant person that I admire very much.


Rae MorrisVulnicura Strings - Björk: Vulnicura, the full production album, has fast become one of my favourite ever records. This strings version is a much more intimate experience. I went to see her show last year at the Hammersmith Apollo where she performed only with the Aurora Orchestra and this record reminds of that incredible evening.


Rae Morris The Eraser - Thom Yorke: This record was my way into Radiohead. I remember being so blown away by the collision of amazing beats and interesting rhythmic piano. It just sounds so unbelievably good. It was also the first time I'd seen the artwork of Stanley Donwood who I'm now a huge fan of.


Rae Morris Divers - Joanna Newsom: This vinyl sleeve has got to be one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen! I love the Kim Keever artwork just as much as I love the music on this album. The colouring and feeling those flowers in the mist evoke is wonderful to me. The storytelling on this album is on another level and I can never quite comprehend the talent of Joanna Newsom.


Rae MorrisDusty in Memphis - Dusty Springfield: This was the first record I was obsessed with playing. When I first delved into my parents' collection, it was Dusty in Memphis I wanted to put on each morning. 'Just a Little Lovin' is one of my favourite songs of all time.

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Rae Morris' latest single, 'Reborn', is out now (check out the video below). As always, thanks very much to the people at Rough Trade East for allowing us to take these photos in their wonderful shop.

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