‘Cave’ is the latest release from Rachael Sage’s utterly compelling album Character, which tackles themes such as personal integrity, bravery and triumphing over the face of adversity.
‘Cave’ was actually written by Rachael Sage whilst she was in college, after falling for someone who wasn’t good for her. It illustrates that Sage’s songwriting talents have always been with her from a young age - the song is tender and sad but with a heart of something solid and strong, the sort of resilience which has seen her through her recent recovery period.
The accompanying video sees Sage performing the song live in an intimate studio setting, with extracts of the lyrics appearing around her written in her own handwriting. The personal nature of the video serves to emphasise the themes of isolation, and self-reliance which come up in the song itself.
The songs on ‘Character’, originally composed as a meditation on gratitude in the midst of her own cancer recovery, have taken on new resonance during Covid-19 and recent protests against inequality, with themes woven through the album that reflect upon gratitude, optimism and defiance – all which define what comprises character.
Watch the video for ‘Cave’ below, and let us know what you think in the comments!