Still Alive is from Sara Rachele’s Scorpio Sun, the sister album to her Scorpio Moon album, and was released this June. The latter was recorded in New York with a full band, but as you can hear below, this is something very different to that release.
Rachele’s vocals have a very similar tone and timbre to Susanne Sundfør and Stevie Nicks. Each inflection, and every word sung feels like a story in themselves, laden with emotion and meaning, turning a very stripped-down track – vocals and electric guitar – into a four-minute opera. It’s more Phoebe Bridgers than Puccini to be sure, but that just brings out the drama and heartache of Still Alive even more.