With a swinging jazz-flow that feels equal parts Carole King and Angie Stone, this flute-backed pop number from Rachel Mazer is a personal exploration of infinite possibility. The beautiful lyricism pairs well with the loping soul-groove and the chamber-pop elements, creating a synergy between philosophical introspection and bouncy pocket, coupled with her unique and smooth soprano.

A fantastic sense of musicality informs the entire performance, from the buttery bass lines from Mazer herself, to performances from Amber Navran on flute and clarinet, Ian Finklestein on piano, James Cornelison on guitar, and Julian Allen on drums. Mazer describes her latest release as ‘a song about the weaves and waves of anxiety,’ but also with a sense of hope.

Heel-to-toe, here I go, up the mountain and it never ends

Sparrows Wings, the latest from Rachel Mazer, is yet another indication of the breadth of her talent for composition. From a Motown-era influence to the fully-evolved pop sensibilities of the last few decades, Mazer has concocted a moving, cross-genre example of her distinctly personal retro-soul.

Rachel Mazer is a singer songwriter currently based in Los Angeles but originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. This song is featured on our CHILL NEW Songwriters playlist.