Rachel Taylor was half of the founding duo that comprised indie pop band He Is We. When Trevor Kelly (the other half) left the band, Rachel broke away as a solo artist with her debut EP "Come Alive", released last June 23 on Republic Records.
According to the official biography, the EP "echoes the "darker side of pop", siphoning strangely melodic hooks through a haze of intense production. She's equally likely to name check influences as wide-ranging as A Perfect Circle, Alanis Morissette, and Imagine Dragons, but this is a decidedly personal affair for her."
Rachel's built quite an impressive legacy already. He Is We toured tirelessly and moved 60,000 records in the U.S., building a diehard audience in the process. Those same fans have stuck with her, and Come Alive and impending album speak directly to them loud and clear. "I want them to walk away with peace," Rachel says. "I want them to know they're not alone. I want them to know, even when they feel silence, somebody is giving them a voice. I can't wait to see them on the road too. They've been more loyal to me than anyone in this world except my dad."
Watch the lyric video for the EP titletrack and first single "Come Alive" clicking on the image above and stream a sampler of the mini-album here.