- Karlee Skipper
Review: "Colorblind" - Rachel Grae
Rachel Grae’s latest single is a clever take on the warning signs that may be found in toxic relationships. “Colorblind” is about lacking the ability to differentiate between the red flags and the green ones. Grae analyzes her own approach to relationships, and questions the signs she sees. The sad ballad consists of vulnerable lyrics that accentuate the feeling of slowly losing your mind while wondering if this is real love, or a toxic flame that will burn out. Grae claims that she can always see the ending before it begins and that she is prone to self-sabotage. For her, it is hard to see the truth in a partner and she starts to doubt the relationship. In the chorus, Grae sings, “I’m just a little bit wary// When all the good is too good it scares me// All the signs are gray in my mind// Maybe I’m, maybe I’m just colorblind.” She confesses that it is hard to determine who the good ones are when the dating pool is filled with toxic people. The vulnerable song highlights the difficulties in trying to find love in the modern dating world. Grae effortlessly crafted a track that resonates with listeners and comforts them in their own heartache.
“Colorblind” is a heart-wrenching ballad with a unique songwriting background—Grae wrote the track during a TikTok Live while her fans watched. They were able to witness the beginning stages of the song’s creation while being given an insight on Grae’s songwriting process. The song instantly became a fan favorite, which encouraged her to release it. The piano-led track guides the listener through the gloomy lyrics. The subtle synth beat adds a calming effect that produces an angelic ambiance. Towards the middle of the track, a faint violin is introduced, further boosting this heavenly atmosphere. Every detail in the production works together to create an enchanting track. In the accompanying music video, the audience sees Grae stuck in a toxic relationship. Throughout it, she is seen giving all her heart to this man, while he is barely giving her a second thought and getting angry at her for minor accidents. As the video continues, Grae begins to gain her vision back and see the man for the red flag he truly is. In the end, she leaves him and burns all of the items that remind her of him. The song and the corresponding music video both set a powerful reminder to audiences that they do not have to settle for relationships that are unhealthy.
Rachel Grae is a singer-songwriter from the outskirts of New York City. In 2021, she made her debut with her single, “Bad Timing”. Since then, she has released several more singles that solidify her status as a rising star. She has nearly 2 million monthly listeners on Spotify and over 850,000 followers on TikTok. She uses the social media platform to connect with her fans and build a dedicated audience. Her music is filled with poetic lyrics and unforgettable melodies that showcases her incredible talent. With powerhouse vocals reminiscent of superstars Kelly Clarkson and Demi Lovato, Grae is on her way to complete stardom.
Written By Karlee Smith