Rachel Platten struggled for ten years to make it inside music business, and she’s finally hit the fundamental time together with her empowerment anthem, “Fight Song.” But currently, singers don’t necessarily must struggle: they could audition for The Voice or American Idol or any other shows and then try to get learned that way. So why didn’t Rachel accomplish that? Because she felt her journey wasn’t expected to include the easy way out.
After numerous taking every gig that has been offered and being constantly broke, Rachel tells ABC Radio, “People kept asking me, ‘Well, wouldn’t this be described as a lot easier? Why don’t you just go over a TV show?’ Like, nothing against those shows — ’cause the individuals have worked really tough too when they break, it’s actually not luck…which is a lot of preparation — but that wasn’t how I felt that my journey was expected to go.”
She adds, “I kinda felt like I needed to develop it more grass roots…I have no idea of, maybe I wanted that it is harder for some reason!”
So if Rachel thought we would reject the shortcut of reality show stardom, why did she keep pursuing music after trying and failing for 10 years? Why not simply decided on another career when things didn’t happen on her? “I have this crazy thing in my head that does not let me quit. I have no idea of,” she tells ABC Radio. “I’ve been seeking to explain it to individuals and I are not aware of how to explain it apart from I think it’s nuts.”
“I think anybody would have viewed these circumstances and been like, ‘Okay, clearly I need to get over it,'” she adds. “But I would never let myself.”
But that it was those numerous years of struggling, Rachel says, that resulted in her uncovering a certain song that gave her the inspiration to help keep going — and it is now inspiring others.
“I think taking that long was what got [me to write] ‘Fight Song,'” she says. “So, I feel lucky that I didn’t make an effort to take a shortcut!”
Rachel’s currently on tour with Colbie Caillat and Christina Perri on the Girls Night Out…Boys Can Come Too Tour.