Release Date: October 25th 2019
Reviewed by: Jonathan Andre
If you have been a frequent fan of this website 365DaysofInspiringMedia.com, then you’d know our own admiration and respect for up-and-coming indie artist Rachael Nemiroff. While not signed to any major music label at the moment, I’d expect for her to be signed real soon…that’s how powerful, real, honest and poignant her music has been these last few years. Releasing a few singles prior to this new one (‘Circles’, ‘Belong’, ‘Heart of Stone’ and ‘You Say’, all of which are reviewed here), Rachael’s passion for delivering quality music with a powerful and inspirational message is what this young woman of God is going for as her songs have a happy-bouncy atmosphere and is a nice fun alternative than the usual pop mainstream in our world today. Attending Trevecca Nazarene University in Tennessee and playing local shows around Nashville has indeed solidified her singer-songwriter EDM/pop/CCM sound, which has now formulated into four original songs (not including this new one); yet, this is not the first exposure to the CCM world that Rachael has had- prior to these releases, she released a series of cover videos, some of which include her versions of UNITED’s ‘Wonder’, Ellie Holcomb’s ‘The Broken Beautiful’, and Tauren Wells’ ‘Hills and Valleys’, the latter becoming a track to purchase on iTunes (that’s how popular her cover video on youtube was!). Now with a series of cover videos and four new original songs under her belt, I can say that Rachael and her music is as much needed in today’s society as anyone else’s- that her joyous personality, her infectious enthusiasm and zest for honesty in music, alongside the nature for her to produce good pop-worship music within a sea of endless possible avenues that seemingly sound similar to the one before; is what I reckon will lead her to new heights in the future.
‘Steady’ released digitally at the end of October, and is as emotive and passionate as they come- similar in theme to for KING AND COUNTRY’s song of the same name, while the music itself is as energetic and jovial as if someone like Britt Nicole, Capital Kings, Hollyn or even fellow indie artists Cimorelli, would cover the song themselves. Which is a compliment in and of itself. Rachael is an indie artist, but her music reflects a quality and standard that is far greater- you’d never guess that she is unsigned from just hearing her music, and maybe that’s a good thing. The song itself? About us being firmly grounded in Christ our Lord and knowing full well that ‘…in the middle of the night when my fears have come around, I’m not giving up the fight…You are always by my side…You are ever steady…’ A tad over 3 and a half minutes, Rachael’s fervent declaration in Christ being our steady ground is something we all too well need reminders at different points in our lives. Rachael’s music is a breath of fresh air, and and artist I’m certainly going to be on the lookout for in weeks and months to come. Will she be signed in the future? Maybe, maybe not. Whatever the case, Rachael’s music stands out a lot over the last few years in terms of good quality indie music- others including artists like LoveCollide, Cimorelli and Leanna Crawford. And if artists like Leanna Crawford can be signed to a major label (Provident Label Group), then maybe Rachael can follow suit? We’ll never know, but what we will know is this- Rachael is a talented artist, and these songs are reason enough to be excited for whatever comes next for this budding young influencer in a music industry that seems to be lacking up-and-coming female music artists with a worshipful undertone (if I can remember, the last ‘young’ worship artist that has had quite an impact in my own life was Meredith Andrews back in the day!). Well done Rachael for such a powerful song, can’t wait for the next one (or maybe even an EP or album!) in the future!
RIYL: Cimorelli, Love & The Outcome, Britt Nicole, Rachael Lampa