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article imageRachel Platten talks 'Fight Song,' future plans and Andy Grammer Special

By Markos Papadatos     Jul 6, 2015 in Music
Acclaimed pop star Rachel Platten chatted with Digital Journal about her hit single "Fight Song" and her tour stop at New York's Pier 97 on July 14.
Her inspirational song garnered a rave review from Digital Journal and it is making its way up the Billboard charts, and rightfully so. "It feels unbelievable!" Platten exclaimed. "I'm so happy that the song and more importantly, the message of empowerment is reaching so many people."
She added, "I wrote this song because I needed it. I needed a reminder to not give up and the fact that it's made other people happy and feel stronger is just amazing."
On the origin of "Fight Song," Platten explained, "I was struggling very hard to keep believing in myself. I had been trying for 12 years to make this career happen and it didn't seem likely, but a small voice in my head wouldn't let me give up. 'Fight Song' was a declaration that I would keep going, no matter what level of success I reached, that I would keep believing in myself, because at least I got to do what I loved in the world, and that was enough."
Platten will continue soaking up such amazing moments, in addition to staying present and being grateful, and trying to spread her love to as many people as possible.
She will joining songstresses Christina Perri and Colbie Caillat at Pier 97 in New York on July 14. "I'm super-excited for that one. I'm so in love with New York; it's been my home for 12 years and I used to walk by the concert pier and dream about playing that venue, looking at the skyline and how that might feel. This is gonna rock," she said.
Her song has earned her comparisons to such female singer-songwriters as Taylor Swift and Tristan Prettyman, and she couldn't have been more flattered. "They're both strong, empowered and talented women," she said.
She feels extremely privileged to be a part of the Columbia Records roster of artists. "It's pretty special. They are wonderful, hard-working and talented people. The label feels like a family. They take such good care of my career and me. They have been so supportive and incredible at helping me expand my audience in a way I hadn't dreamed of. I pretty much love them a lot," she said.
Each day, Platten is motivated by her desire to spread as much love to the world as she possibly can.
She listed such artists as Mark Ronson, Coldplay, Jack White and Ed Sheeran as her dream male duet choices in music; moreover, she had nothing but the kindest words for fellow pop musician Andy Grammer. "I couldn't love that guy more! Andy has such a huge heart and he's so so talented. I think we may be collaborating in the future," she said with a smile.
Platten defined the word success as "getting to do what she loves every day."
For her fans, she concluded, "Thank you. I don't have enough ways to tell you how very grateful I am to you guys. You are brave for sharing your own struggles with me. You are inspiring and I love you all very much."
For more information on pop singer-songwriter Rachel Platten, check out her official website.
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