Unguarded (Rae Morris album)

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Unguarded
Rae Morris - Unguarded.png
Studio album by
Released26 January 2015 (2015-01-26)
Recorded2012–14
GenreArt pop, synth-pop
Length46:47
LabelAtlantic
ProducerJim Eliot, Fryars, Ariel Rechtshaid
Rae Morris chronology
Unguarded
(2015)
Someone Out There
(2018)
Singles from Unguarded
  1. "Don't Go"
    Released: 2012
  2. "Grow"
    Released: 2012
  3. "Do You Even Know?"
    Released: 6 May 2014
  4. "Cold"
    Released: 29 July 2014
  5. "Closer"
    Released: 17 October 2014
  6. "Under the Shadows"
    Released: 11 January 2015
  7. "Love Again"
    Released: 4 May 2015

Unguarded is the debut studio album by English singer and songwriter Rae Morris, released on 26 January 2015 by Atlantic Records.

The album was streamed in its entirety on the website of DIY magazine ahead of its release.[1][better source needed]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic77/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[3]
DIY4/5 stars[4]
Drowned in Sound8/10[5]
The Guardian3/5 stars[6]
Digital Spy5/5 stars[7]
The Observer3/5 stars[8]

The album received favourable reviews in publications such as Digital Spy,[7] DIY magazine,[4] Drowned in Sound,[5] The Guardian[6] and The Observer.[8] XFM named Unguarded its 'Album of the Week' at the end of January 2015.[9]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Skin"Rae Morris, Dan CareyAriel Rechtshaid3:47
2."Under the Shadows"Morris, Jim EliotJim Eliot3:50
3."Closer"Morris, Tom HullRechtshaid3:49
4."For You"Morris, Rechtshaid, Simon RobbsRechtshaid3:50
5."Love Again"Morris, EliotEliot, Fryars3:55
6."Don't Go"MorrisRechtshaid3:32
7."Unguarded"Morris, Dan WilsonFryars3:54
8."Cold" (feat. Fryars)Morris, Benjamin GarrettFryars3:57
9."Do You Even Know?"MorrisRechtshaid3:40
10."Morne Fortune"MorrisEliot3:59
11."This Time"MorrisRechtshaid3:50
12."Not Knowing"Morris, Dominic SaloleRechtshaid4:44

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
UK Albums (OCC)[10] 9

Release history[edit]

Region Release date Format Label Ref
United Kingdom 26 January 2015
  • CD
  • digital download
  • vinyl
Atlantic [11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Milton, Jamie (23 January 2015). "Rae Morris streams 'Unguarded' debut in full". DIY. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Unguarded Reviews". Metacritic.
  3. ^ Collar, Matt (26 January 2015). "Unguarded – Rae Morris". AllMusic.
  4. ^ a b Jamieson, Sarah (24 January 2015). "Rae Morris – Unguarded album review". DIY. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  5. ^ a b Beardsworth, Luke (23 January 2015). "Rae Morris – Unguarded". Drowned In Sound.
  6. ^ a b Gibsone, Harriet (22 January 2015). "Rae Morris: Unguarded review – an endearing new-agey pop debut". The Guardian. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  7. ^ a b Fletcher, Harry (24 January 2015). "Rae Morris: Unguarded album review – "A spellbinding debut"". Digital Spy.
  8. ^ a b Cragg, Michael (25 January 2015). "Rae Morris: Unguarded review – more polish than spit". The Observer.
  9. ^ http://www.xfm.co.uk/artists/rae-morris/albums/rae-morris-unguarded/
  10. ^ "Rae Morris | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart.
  11. ^ "iTunes – Music – Unguarded by Rae Morris". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 6 September 2015.