Abstract, filled with Jazz-inflected saxophone and raucous electric guitar, ‘Black Rainbows’ is an abrupt dive to the leftfield from Corrine Bailey Rae that demands attention at every turn. Brimming with energy and passion, the album was inspired by an exhibition on Black history at the Stony Island Arts Bank in Chicago. Where ‘Erasure’ channels the raw Grunge Rock of early PJ Harvey, ‘Earthlings’ takes a crystalline Sci-Fi synth line and heavily treated robotic vocals before being joined by Jazz and then searing high-gain electric guitar. The quieter ‘He Will Follow You With His Eyes’ is hushed, built on nylon string guitar and flute lines before transforming into dub bass rumbles as Bailey Rae celebrates her Blackness. It’s an album highlight alongside ‘New York Transit Queen’, a full-on rocker with call and-response vocals and a chanted chorus that zips by in less than two minutes.