Rachel Platten - Fight Song
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 years of hoping for success Rachel says she wrote ‘Fight Song’ because she needed to remind herself that she believed in her music, no matter what. Since then, she’s become friendly with Taylor Swift who invited Rachel to perform ‘Fight Song’ with her during one night of Taylor’s US tour. Weeks later the track reached Number 1 on American I tunes.