With a voice as bold, expansive and deeply hued as the Alaskan sky that blanketed her childhood, Rachele Lynae is an impressive new artist whose talent, drive and creative range are quickly distinguishing her from other country newcomers.
Possessing a voice and personality that leap through the speakers and command attention, Rachele makes her national debut with "Party Til the Cows Come Home," a rollicking party anthem that showcases her strong, supple vocals and inimitable style. The burgeoning hit is supported with a video shot by award-winning director Trey Fanjoy that shines a spotlight on Racheles self-assured performance skills and natural charisma in front of the camera.
Rachele admits her style is a fusion of her favorite sounds. "Obviously Im a country rocker," the 24-year-old says with a broad smile. "And I have a little bit of a bluesy voice so theres a soulful thing that peeks its head out occasionally. Stylistically a lot of my songs are fun, sassy and empowering."
Her voice reverberates with an emotional intensity reminiscent of Martina McBrides best work, yet shes also drawn comparisons to Jason Aldean because of her gutsy, go-forbroke style and high octane live performances. Off stage, she has a sweet girl next door quality that endears her to fans, yet on stage she unleashes her passion for music and gives audiences a performance they cant forget.
Rachele knew at an early age that she wanted to pursue a career in music and she wasnt shy about stating her ambitions. "I always wanted to sing country music," says the petite brunette, whose father is a commercial fisherman. "When I was 10, I remember sitting in my dads truck and saying, Dad, we dont have a lot of time. LeAnn Rimes was 13 when she released "Blue." We dont have time! We have to get on this!"
By the time she was 10-years-old, Rachele had already been singing in church for five years and admits her identity as an artist has been shaped by her Alaskan upbringing. "There are a lot of really creative people in Kodiak because its such a different scene," she says. "Alaska is full of all types of people. There are a lot of artists that paint or draw, and there are a lot of writers because people are inspired by the beauty. There wasnt much of a professional music scene, but it was a good place to foster creativity. I grew up with that uninhabited space to be creative and grow my artistry."
She began writing songs when she was 12-years-old, and by the time she was 17, she had hit the road and began gaining a reputation as a riveting live performer. "I was traveling and doing concerts up and down the west coast," she says. "It was wonderful, a huge experience."