Rachel Grae has unapologetically exploded to the forefront of global attention in recent weeks on TikTok. The New York-based artist recently dropped a snippet of a song idea on Tiktok which rapidly caught fire after fans sent the singer’s post-viral, racking up 7.3M views and 1.5M likes to date.
Today, she drops the full version of ‘Friend Like Me’, a wholly relatable sky reaching pop cut showcasing her indelible vocals over a zestful, yet beautifully simplistic production. ‘Friend Like Me’ see’s Rachel Grae team up with experienced LA based producer Adam Yaron (Maddie Zahm, Alexander Stewart, Sophia Scott) to offer a pop heater with endless energy. Rachel Grae, who’s almost inevitably set for pop dominance, says:
“Friend Like Me is about one sided friendships. Often the person that checks up on others, is the one who rarely gets checked up on. I posted a video of me singing this chorus idea while making eggs on tiktok, and it blew up! Producers started hopping on the track and everyone started asking me for a full version. Two days later I wrote and recorded the full track. This song and the response from everyone means the world to me and I can’t wait for everyone to hear it!”
The strength of Rachel Grae’s burgeoning fan base is evident, with `Friend Like Me’ amassing over 21,000 pre-saves, 6000 TikTok creations and 12M+ views all before its release. The ever growing enthusiasm around Rachel has seen her Spotify monthly listeners increase by 160% and her Instagram followers increase by 255% (370K followers) in just 1 month.