*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Rachel Curtis*
SINGER-SONGWRITER RACHEL CURTIS RELEASES A SECOND PROMISING SINGLE OF THE YEAR CALLED “I DON’T LIKE IT”
Independent Michigan-based contemplative smoky pop artist Rachel Curtis is celebrating the release of her new single, “I Don’t Like It” out now on all music platforms. Following her impressive daydreamy single “Strobe Lights” released this past February that gained recognition from blogs & playlists. READ ABOUT FEATURES HERE
This is just the second of several promising releases planned for 2021. Rachel made her debut EP release, ‘Senses,’ in May 2018 & has been writing ever since. She released five singles the following year, including “Dandelions,” “Intertwine,” “Penny Pincher,” “Adam & Eve” and “Blue.”
“I Don’t Like It,” was written & co-produced by Rachel, produced by band bassist Tyler Tesla, mixed by Curt Micol & Yukinara Micol and mastered by Grammy-winning Mastering Engineer Steve Fallone (Kacey Musgraves, The National, Norah Jones, John Mayer, Hozier, Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, Bob Dylan, Tony Bennett).
“The song is about fighting off personal insecurities, doubt or negative thoughts in our own minds and choosing to flee from it all on a daily basis,” Curtis said.
RACHEL CURTIS utilizes a unique blend of seasoned poetic vocals, heartfelt melodies and creative, catchy songwriting in the alternative folk & pop realms. Her live band consists of herself (vocals, guitar, mandolin), Jason Marr (electric guitar), Tyler Tesla (bass) and Danny Lindstrom (drums).
Her mature vocal stylings grabbed the attention of “American Idol” judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan in 2018, landing her a ticket to Hollywood. Curtis has played festival stages, supporting artists at Common Ground Music Festival in 2019, playing alongside her musical inspirations, Brandi Carlile and City and Colour. She played the 2019 CMA Fest (Nashville, TN) on the Spotlight Stage at the Music City Center. Curtis also opened up for Gladys Knight, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Cole Swindell, Chris Janson and Tracey Lawrence.
Musical influences for this song include Bishop Briggs, Dua Lipa, Selena Gomez & Hozier