Rachel Platten’s anthemic “Fight Song” was unavoidable this summer, peaking at number six on the Billboard Hot 100, appearing in backstage Instagram jam sessions on Taylor Swift’s 1989 tour and becoming the unofficial and official song of resilience seekers and supporters everywhere.
The 34-year-old Newton Centre native is now riding the wave of her second equally empowering single “Stand By You” from her first major studio album release, “Wildfire,” due out Jan. 1.
She’ll be signing copies of "Wildfire" on Jan. 5 at the FYE at the Hanover Mall in Hanover, Mass. and the Times Square Hard Rock in New York on Jan. 7. Check out Platten's Facebook for full details.
We caught up with her fresh off a family holiday vacation to discuss the new album, her New Year’s resolutions and what it's like to have all your dreams come true.
Now that “Wildfire” is ready for its public debut, how are you feeling?
I just had a week off for the first time in I don't know how long, and I turned off my phone and disconnected. In the beginning of the week I felt a little bit of fear because [this album] has just been in my mind for three years. But by the end of the week, after recharging, I can honestly say I'm really excited.