Rachel Platten - Stand By You
34 year-old Rachel is from Massachusetts, studied classical piano from the age of 5 and played guitar at high school. Her debut album ‘Trust Me’ was released in America in 2003, but has limited success, much the same as her second album ‘Be Here’. Having spent years trying to get a hit song her big break came when a track called ‘Begin Again’ was featured on the 100th episode of the American TV show ‘Pretty Little Liars’. After hoping for success, Rachel says she wrote ‘Fight Song’ because she needed to remind herself that she believed in her music, no matter what. It reached Number 1 in the UK and Number 6 in America. Rachel performed her song on stage with Taylor Swift during one night of her 1989 US tour. ‘Stand By You’ is the 2nd single to be taken from her album ‘Wildfire’, was released on 1st January.