Album artwork for New York Transit Queen by Corinne Bailey Rae

Limited edition 7” single featuring her hit single ‘New York Transit Queen’ on the A-side, accompanied by the brand new track ‘Erasure’ on the B side.

Both tracks are taken from her highly anticipated new album Black Rainbows. Her first album of new material in seven years, Black Rainbows is a musical project inspired by the objects and artworks collected by Theaster Gates at the Stoney Island Arts Bank in Chicago. Situated at the Great Grand Crossing neighbourhoods of Chicago's South Side, Stoney Island Arts Bank is a cathedral to Black Art, a curated collection of Black archives comprising books, sculpture, records, furniture and problematic objects from America's past. As well as being a site for archive, the Arts bank is also a place for convening. Bailey Rae attended The Black Artists Retreat there in 2017 and performed in the space.

Wide ranging in its themes, Black Rainbows' subjects are drawn from encounters with objects in the Arts Bank. Taking us from the rock hewn churces of Ethiopia, to the journeys of Black Pioneers Westward, from Miss New York Transit Queen 1957, to how the sunset appears from Harriet Jacobs' loophole.Black Rainbows explores Black femininity, Spell Work, Inner Space/Outer Space, time collapse and ancestors, the erasure Black childhood and music as a vessel for transcendence.

The project is released in various iterations - live performances, books, visuals, lectures, exhibitions, and more.Sonically, the album is a multi-genre mix of the progressive R&B, neo soul sound that will be familiar to fans but it also contains rock, jazz and electronic elements. The album was produced by S.J. Brown and Corinne Bailey Rae.

Corinne Bailey Rae

New York Transit Queen

Black Rainbows Music
Album artwork for New York Transit Queen by Corinne Bailey Rae
7"

£9.99

Black
Released 16/09/2023Catalogue Number

BRM001-45

Corinne Bailey Rae

New York Transit Queen

Black Rainbows Music
Album artwork for New York Transit Queen by Corinne Bailey Rae
7"

£9.99

Black
Released 16/09/2023Catalogue Number

BRM001-45

Limited edition 7” single featuring her hit single ‘New York Transit Queen’ on the A-side, accompanied by the brand new track ‘Erasure’ on the B side.

Both tracks are taken from her highly anticipated new album Black Rainbows. Her first album of new material in seven years, Black Rainbows is a musical project inspired by the objects and artworks collected by Theaster Gates at the Stoney Island Arts Bank in Chicago. Situated at the Great Grand Crossing neighbourhoods of Chicago's South Side, Stoney Island Arts Bank is a cathedral to Black Art, a curated collection of Black archives comprising books, sculpture, records, furniture and problematic objects from America's past. As well as being a site for archive, the Arts bank is also a place for convening. Bailey Rae attended The Black Artists Retreat there in 2017 and performed in the space.

Wide ranging in its themes, Black Rainbows' subjects are drawn from encounters with objects in the Arts Bank. Taking us from the rock hewn churces of Ethiopia, to the journeys of Black Pioneers Westward, from Miss New York Transit Queen 1957, to how the sunset appears from Harriet Jacobs' loophole.Black Rainbows explores Black femininity, Spell Work, Inner Space/Outer Space, time collapse and ancestors, the erasure Black childhood and music as a vessel for transcendence.

The project is released in various iterations - live performances, books, visuals, lectures, exhibitions, and more.Sonically, the album is a multi-genre mix of the progressive R&B, neo soul sound that will be familiar to fans but it also contains rock, jazz and electronic elements. The album was produced by S.J. Brown and Corinne Bailey Rae.