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Tavis Smiley: Corinne Bailey Rae Performs Two Song From New Album, “The Sea,” Shares How Her Husband’s Sudden Death Reshaped Her Music

 width=Singer Corinne Bailey Rae will appear tomorrow on PBS’ “Tavis Smiley” to perform two songs from her latest album “The Sea” and discuss how her life has changed since her husband ‘s sudden death two years ago. In 2008, Rae’s husband , Jason Rae, was found dead; his death was attributed to an accidental drug overdose. “The Sea” marks Rae’s re-entry to the musical world.   Check your local listings for air times.

Corinne Bailey Rae is a British singer-songwriter who rose to fame in 2006 with the release of her debut album, “Corinne Bailey Rae.” That album earned her two MOBO Awards and three Grammy Award nominations in 2007, including a nomination for Best New Artist. However, Rae’s musical career came to a quick halt when her husband , Jason Rae, was found dead from an accidental drug overdose. Since then, Rae has been on hiatus from her music career. Her latest album, “The Sea,” is the first album Rae has produced since her husband ‘s death. “The Sea” is available in stores now.

Prior to her work as a solo artist, Rae was part of the all-female indie band , Helen, modeled after the band s Veruca Salt and L7. Helen became the first indie band signed by a heavy metal label, Roadrunner Records. That partnership was short lived; Helen disband ed after the bassist became pregnant and left the band .   Rae attended the University of Leeds , and graduated with a degree in literature in 2000.

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