ANGÉLICA RAHE (pronounced “ray”) has a musical journey that spans the globe. After touring across the U.S., Europe and Latin America with Columbian-American R&B sensation, Kali Uchis, as her musical director, guitarist and backup vocalist (including a North America run opening for Lana Del Rey), Angélica is ready to put her own talent as a musician and songwriter on display.
Born of a Spanish musician father and French-American theater actress mother, Angélica split her childhood between Spain, Japan and landed in the U.S. as a young teenager. Her arrival in the U.S. came in time for her to fully embrace the singer-songwriter vibes of popular artists such as John Mayer and Alicia Keys. Combining her newfound American musical sensibilities with more worldly idols of her upbringing such as Sade and Buika, Angélica’s music easily blends the essence of a talented singer-songwriter and that of a soulful and sensual songstress.
Love, Translated, her debut Spanish-language EP, now available on Apple Music and Spotify, includes four original songs self-written and recorded between Los Angeles, Miami, and Austin where she recorded with Grammy Award winner Adrian Quesada. The EP also includes a moving duet with Puerto Rican singer-songwriter, Cosme, that will have listeners likening the ballad to “Falling Slowly” by The Swell Season or “Best Part” by Daniel Caesar and H.E.R.
Love, Translated, marks Angélica’s Spanish-language debut in which she ebbs and flows between the Spanish musical roots of her father and the soulful tones of her idols including Erykah Badu and D’Angelo. Previously, she shared Love, Covered, available here, as a collection of her English-language renditions to four of her favorite love songs: "Lady" by D'Angelo, "Lost Without U" by Robin Thicke, "Sober" by Childish Gambino, and "Prototype" by Andre 3000 of Outkast.
While these EPs serve as an impressive display in her vocal range and skills as a guitarist, it's the intimacy and sensuality in her lyrics that will have fans likening the Spanish-American singer to both established and buzzworthy singers and songwriters ranging from Jorge Drexler to SZA.
On her debut EP, Love, Translated, Angélica Rahe gently reminds us that good music, much like love, has no language barrier.