Although small in stature, Rachel Crow has a big presence and even bigger voice, belting out notes and songs that are normally found in a seasoned artist.
Her latest single “Mean Girls” continues to receive recognition and positive feedback from fans and critics alike. The fourteen-year-old singer recently sat down with the folks at ARTISTdirect.com to talk about “Mean Girls,” collaborations, and more. Check out the interview highlights below:
On the story behind “Mean Girls”:
I first met Toby Gad the day we wrote the song. We sat down and talked about it. He was like, “How was school for you?” I said, “I was bullied by the mean girls because I had big curly hair, this unique personality, and I was different in every way.” We thought it would be a good idea to write a song around that day. It just blossomed from a little flower bud. It was magical and crazy. It’s about being yourself and not worrying about what other people think.
On her favorite song, “What a Song Can Do”, which is featured on her EP:
That’s one of my favorite songs in the whole wide world. I love it so much. It means so much to me. It sums up what a song can do for somebody. It lifts you up, makes you happy, and makes you feel good. Music is literally my life. I couldn’t live without it. The song tells everybody that about me. I didn’t want to do another cover. I wanted people to know who I am. It’s a “Rachel” song.
On collaborating with rapper Mann on song “Rock With You”:
We wanted someone cool on it. We reached out to Mann, and he said he’d love to do it. I was like, “Yay!” The minute I heard it, it was amazing. That song makes me want to dance, move, have a blast, and jump up and down. I love that track.
On what inspires her outside of music:
I love going to the movies and seeing new films. “Titanic” is my all-time favorite movie. I love that. I love to doodle. I love to hang out with friends when I can and try to be regular.
To listen to Rachel’s EP, head to RachelCrowVevo.com.