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Review: "Do Better" - Rachel Grae

If you've ever experienced a relationship where someone would treat you like you're worse of a person than you really are, then "Do Better" by Rachel Grae is the song for you. They're that type of person who can never admit that they're wrong, so when you try to express your hurt feelings caused by their actions, they get defensive and try to turn it all around on you to make you seem like the bad guy. It's the worst type of gaslighting anyone can experience, especially when they're so good at manipulating that you almost start believing you really are a bad person. Rachel sings sarcastically about a relationship just like this, telling them to go ahead and put the blame on her, because even though they can't see it yet, they're losing the best thing they had.

Setting the tone, this song has a subtle, sinister, old-western vibe to it's instrumentation overlayered with Rachel's signature modern pop production. It's dynamically diverse, as the chorus picks up the energy and has a stomping beat with gorgeous folky harmonies. Rachel has a remarkable voice that really draws you into the song. Not only that, but the lyrics are written in such a descriptive and clever way. It's storytelling at it's finest; you can really picture the type of person that Rachel is singing about. The song was co-written with Rory Adams and Dan Gleyzer, taking inspiration from Rachel's real life experiences that many can relate to.

Rachel Grae is a breakthrough pop artist born and raised in New Jersey who now lives in New York. She started her musical journey at the young age of 10 when she posted her first cover on YouTube. Just in the past three years that she's been releasing music, she's managed to gain hundreds of millions of streams after her songs like "Bad Timing", "Outsider" and "Friend Like Me" brought her the recognition she deserves. Gaining attention from outlets like Rolling Stone, MTV, People's Magazine, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and American Songwriter, I think it's safe to say that Rachel Grae is on her way to becoming a household name. She's an authentic person that others can relate to not only through her music, but through her loveable personality. She draws inspiration from some of the biggest pop stars like Adele, Kelly Clarkson and Demi Lovato. With over a million monthly listeners on Spotify, Rachel continues to expand her sound and has continuously released singles for these past three years; each one a hit song. If you loved "Do Better", make sure to check out her other most recent single, "Enough of Me".

Written By Kaitlyn Nicole



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