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Rachel Taylor

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As one half of He Is We, Rachel Taylor endeared countless fans worldwide. They became something of an extended family for the singer and songwriter, and she always kept them in her mind and heart. Now, her latest music speaks directly to them with an honesty that’s rare these days.

In 2012, she became diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease called Ankylosing Spondylitis and underwent chemotherapy in order to combat its effects. Simultaneously, her band He Is We began touring and writing a record with their new singer, so Rachel did what she does best!

Rachel started feverishly writing songs in between her treatments and took to YouTube to communicate the truth to her fans. That music captured her fire in the moment, and she burned brighter than ever in the face of all this adversity. At that point, the singer and songwriter reached out directly to the label, sending the new tunes and her story.
“I told them, ‘Whether or not anyone likes it, I’m making music. I’ll do it with or without support, but I wanted you to know my story’,” she recalls. “They sent me an email with a ticket confirmation to meet and, a week later, I started working on my solo EP. Music is the reason I survived. It’s the reason I continue to do what I do.”
It’s the best reason as well.

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