RACHEL PLATTEN FOLLOWS UP HER BREAKTHROUGH HIT “FIGHT SONG” WITH THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SINGLE “STAND BY YOU
Acclaimed singer/songwriter Rachel Platten—whose chart-topping, double platinum-selling hit single “Fight Song” has become the life-changing inspirational hit of 2015—just released her much-anticipated new single “Stand By You,” available everywhere today, including iTunes, Apple Music, and Spotify. Details of Rachel’s Columbia Records debut full-length album, due later this year, will be revealed in the coming weeks. Stream/embed “Stand By You” above.
“‘Stand By You’ is a stomp-your-feet, throw-your-hands-up, all-out celebration of love,” explains Rachel. “It’s a love song at its core, and it’s about being the hands to catch someone if they need to fall. I’m honestly obsessed with this song. Is that okay to say?”
The emotionally rousing new single is the perfect follow-up to the universally heralded “Fight Song,” which has dominated radio, video, and streaming platforms this year as a galvanizing anthem of empowerment linking fans’ tales of personal challenge and triumph across the globe. The unprecedented emotive connection of “Fight Song” has inspired hundreds of motivationally moving stories embracing the song’s uplifting message of believing in oneself, all while encouraging community involvement.
With 2 million downloads in the U.S., nearly 60 million streams and more than 40 million video views around the globe, “Fight Song” continues to strike a chord. This week, the single is #1 at AC radio; “Fight Song” has also reached #1 at Adult Pop radio, where it remained for four consecutive weeks, and currently sits Top 10 at Pop radio. In all, the single has seen 1.4 billion in cumulative radio audience. In addition, “Fight Song” reached #1 on iTunes Songs chart in multiple times throughout the summer. Overseas, “Fight Song” debuted at #1 on the official singles chart in the U.K., hit #2 on official singles chart in Australia, and has reached Top 5 at multiple radio formats in Canada. The single is two times platinum in Australia, platinum in New Zealand and Canada, and Gold in South Africa.
Most recently, Rachel completed a U.S. summer tour, “The Girls Night Out, Boys Can Come Too Tour” alongside Colbie Caillat and Christina Perri. And in one of the most buzzed-about concert ‘jump-ups’ of the summer, Taylor Swift pulled an energized Rachel on stage at Swift’s sold-out June 13th show at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia to perform a spirited duet of “Fight Song” in front of 50,000 cheering Taylor and Rachel fans. The week before, Swift had released an impromptu Instagram clip of them singing the song backstage at her Pittsburgh concert.