Highway Songs

by Rachel Angel

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Strapped 04:00
Mexico 04:36
Battles 04:02


When Rachel Angel sings “I wanna be a renegade,” she is speaking to the experience of personal transformation and resilience, like putting on a protective coat of armor to meet the world with grace and courage. While the songs on the EP were inspired by the spirit of outlaw country, her sense of the outlaw is metaphorical rather than literal. These songs are about taking the unconventional artists path, and staring in the face of danger, fear, and pain. In her latest EP “Highway Songs,” the country-folk troubadour takes the listener on a wild journey— physical, emotional, spiritual, and everywhere in between.

These songs were written in the midst of a harrowing time for Angel— she was physically sick with an auto-immune disease, self-quarantined in her Brooklyn apartment, writing at a feverish pace. She reflected on her recent travels, both as a touring musician, and time spent in Mexico during a 7.1 earthquake with her family.

"Highway Songs" was recorded live in two days with an all star lineup at Figure 8 Studios in Brooklyn, NY.


released August 21, 2020

Rachel Angel - Vocals/Guitar
Brian Betancourt - Bass
Sam Owens - Lead Guitar/Keys
Noah Hecht - Drums
Dan Iead - Pedal Steel Guitar
Clyde Daley - Trumpet on “Mexico”

All songs written by Rachel Angel (BMI)
Recorded at Figure 8 Studios in Brooklyn, NY
Engineered and Mixed by Sam Owens
Additional overdubs by Fred Freeman at The Dungeon Recording Studio in Miami, FL
Mastered by Alex Saltz at APS Mastering

Cover photo by Kai Marks
Design by Deming King Harriman

Thanks to Olivia Mertz, Malcom Macduffie, Zach Rosenberg, Corey Perez, Arielle Angel, Fred Freeman, Brian Bentancourt & the band, Ira Gamerman, Ryan Boyle, Scott Brennan, Public Works family, and my Bubbie, Shirley Cohen

Public Works Records

"Hold on Magnolia to that great highway moon...."


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Rachel Angel Miami, Florida

alt-country & indie born and bred in Miami, FL, cultivated in the San Francisco Bay, and polished on the streets of New York City.


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