Produced by platinum-recording artist Jamie O'Neal, Rachele's 12-saong debut offering is chock-full of "clever songs that explore the complexities of relationships and serve up wisdom from the female perspective," according to an April 21 missive per her PR camp.
Specifically, Rachele, who's just 26, pens tunes from a deep and mature well of emotion, including her inaugural album's"Cigarette" and "Sometimes You Fly" tracks, which demonstrate a tender heart and vulnerability.
On other songs, however, such as "Party Til the Cows Come Home," "Fishin' For Something" and "Get Out on the Floor," she reveals a more raucous side that enjoys having fun on a Saturday night. Then, on tunes such as"Scar," "Clean" and the prolific "Words in Red," Rachele proves she can pack an emotional punch on any topic she chooses to undertake.
"Music is a gift I don't take for granted," said Rachele in an April 21 correspondence. "The emotion that you can convey in music is unrivaled by anything else. It's something that everyone understands."
An Alaska native, Rachele has said that she knew from an early age that music was her only option in life. She grew up singing in church, school plays and every other event that afforded her the chance to entertain people.
In turn, by age 17, Rachele was touring professionally up and down the West Coast. It was that deep-seeded passion for performing and songwriting that inspired her to move thousands of miles away to make her new home in Music City, and upon arriving in Guitar Town, she enrolled at Belmont University, where many of today's country hit-makers were also groomed.
It was while enrolled at Belmont that Rachele recorded a five-song EP that eventually caught the ear of the aforementioned O'Neal, who at the time, was in the middle of launching her own independent record label. O'Neal immediately connected to Rachele's music and quickly made her the flagship artist at Momentum Label Group.
Since that time, in just two short years, Rachele has been living in a whirlwind of music, touring across the country and building a solid fan base all along the way.
"I love writing songs and performing my music live," Rachele shared. "I've heard so many stories from my fans who say, ' This song is exactly what I've needed.' How cool is it that I get to be blessed enough to put the music out there for them?"
- Video bonus: To see Rachele talking about her debut album, along with input from producer O'Neal, please access the clip embedded with this post.