Rachel Platten Is More Than A One-Hit Wonder, So Let's Get The "Fight Song" Singer Some Grammy Nominations
Looking back on 2015, it was a major year for music. From Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" to Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud," there were so many great songs! Not to mention tunes from a few newcomers, like The Weeknd's "I Can't Feel My Face" and Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass." With the 2016 Grammy Awards coming soon, it's time to speculate who will take home those trophies. Grammy nominees are officially announced on Monday, Dec. 7, but until then, it's pretty much a free-for-all guessing game. If I got to choose, I'd give Rachel Platten a few trophies. The "Fight Song" singer should definitely score nominations for Best New Artist and Song Of The Year. If you think the 34-year-old singer-songwriter is just a one-hit wonder, you're sorely mistaken.
Admittedly, I didn't join the Rachel Platten fan club until I heard her perform on T. Swift's 1989 tour. It was the first time "Fight Song" crossed my ears, but soon I'd hear it on every radio station and in every department store I entered. Sure, it's easy to get sick of a song if it's overplayed, but there's a reason why this one got so much airtime — it's fantastic.
At its core, "Fight Song" is an incredibly empowering ballad. It conveys a message of strength and determination. In an interview, Platten said it's about her drive to make it in the music industry. She explained,
I was honestly going through a really tough time. On the outside, there weren’t a lot of reasons to keep believing in myself because I’ve been trying to do this as a career for a long time. I needed to remember I believed in myself and I wasn’t going to give up no matter what. It was this declaration that, “It doesn’t matter what level I get to do this on or who I get to do this for, I’m going to keep trying.” That’s the story behind it.
Considering Platten was so driven in her career to make it to this point, I suspect she's not going anywhere anytime soon. After all, "Fight Song" isn't her only track. Platten's "Stand By You" debuted in September. The track proves she's got plenty more music in her.
I have a feeling that this is just the start of a long career ahead of Platten! In the meantime, let's get the girl some well-deserved Grammy Awards.