‘STAND BY YOU’ IS OUT NOW!
BREAKTHROUGH HIT ‘FIGHT SONG’ CONTINUES TO INSPIRE AROUND THE GLOBE
In support of her recent hit single ‘Stand By You’, acclaimed singer/songwriter Rachel Platten has confirmed that she will be in Australia for a promotional tour next week! Rachel will perform on Network Seven’s The X Factor on Tuesday November 3rd and Sunrise on Friday November 6th, amongst other exciting media moments.
The trip comes off the back of Rachel Platten’s global chart-topping double platinum hit ‘Fight Song’, and now with her current smash ‘Stand By You’, she is cementing herself as one of the most exciting pop artists of 2015. The official video for ‘Stand By You’ is set to premiere early next week. Furthermore, details of Rachel’s Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment Australia debut full-length album, which is due out early 2016, will be revealed in the coming weeks.
The emotionally rousing ‘Stand By You’ is the perfect follow-up to the universally heralded ‘Fight Song’, which has dominated radio, video, and streaming platforms this year as a galvanizing anthem of empowerment and triumph across the globe. The unprecedented emotive connection of ‘Fight Song’ has inspired hundreds of motivationally moving stories embracing the song’s uplifting message of believing in oneself, all while encouraging community involvement.
With millions of downloads, over 60 million streams and nearly 80 million video views around the globe, ‘Fight Song’ continues to strike a chord. ‘Fight Song’ debuted at #1 on the official singles chart in the U.K., hit #2 on official singles chart in Australia where it is now double platinum, achieved platinum sales in Canada and New Zealand, plus gold sales in South Africa.
Rachel recently completed a U.S. summer tour, “The Girls Night Out, Boys Can Come Too Tour” alongside Colbie Caillat and Christina Perri. And in one of the most buzzed-about concert ‘jump-ups’ of the summer, Taylor Swift pulled an energized Rachel on stage at Swift’s sold-out June 13th show at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia to perform a spirited duet of ‘Fight Song’ in front of 50,000 cheering Taylor and Rachel fans. The week before, Swift had released an impromptu Instagram clip of them singing the song backstage at her Pittsburgh concert.
Born and raised in Boston, Rachel Platten has been an independent musician for more than 10 years. While in college, Rachel realized her true calling and passion was music and upon graduation, dropped everything to move to New York City—specifically the musically-rich MacDougal Street in Manhattan’s West Village. There, Rachel met and played with a variety of musicians, from all skill levels and genres, from open mic nights to eventually self-booking and touring the country on her own, sharing stages with The Strokes, Lady Gaga, Matt Nathanson, The Fray, Gavin DeGraw, Regina Spektor and more. In 2011, Rachel landed a Top 20 hit at adult pop radio with her song ‘1,000 Ships’, which became the highest-charting independent release at the format in the last 10 years. Rachel’s songs have been featured on popular television shows and in films including Annie, One Tree Hill, Finding Carter, The Biggest Loser and Pretty Little Liars.