Pop singer Rachel Platten has wrapped up her upcoming album. The 34-year-old vocalist tweeted the news on Sunday night that she's done recording vocals for the record, meaning that the album will be ready for release once the final mixing and production are complete.
She tweeted, “Singing the very last vocal on my record and feeling all kinds of things. Mostly tired? ;) NO NO mostly EXCITED.” There's no word yet on a release date. Chances are the record won't drop until some time in 2016, but the singer clearly can't wait to share her new music with the world.
With its inspirational message about pushing ahead to overcome struggle and hardship, “Fight Song” became a sleeper hit this summer, getting all the way to No. 6. The track revived Platten's budding career, which had seemingly stalled, and renewed her sense of determination to make her dreams come true.
“'Fight Song' was inspired by a lot of experiences that were hurting me and that were making me feel like maybe I didn’t have a chance in this industry,” she told VH1. “I wrote it because I needed to remind myself that I believed in myself. No matter what, I still was gonna make music, even if it was on a small scale. Even if it was just for me.”
Platten released Fight Song EP earlier this year, but the new album will be her first full-length effort since she began experiencing commercial success. This year has been a whirlwind for the singer, who in has hung out with Taylor Swift and toured with Colbie Caillat and Christina Perri.
Platten recently issued the follow-up single to “Fight Song,” another emotional track called “Stand By You.” That song features a message of support for a loved one. She sings, “If your wings are broken / Borrow mine 'til yours can open too / Cause I'm gonna stand by you/ Even if we're breaking down, we can find a way to break through / Even if we can't find heaven, I'll walk through Hell with you / Love, you're not alone, cause I'm gonna stand by you.”
Melodically, “Stand By You” sounds almost like a carbon copy of “Fight Song,” but it's got one prominent supporter in Swift, who tweeted that she loved the track and gave it her highest recommendation. “Fight Song” and “Stand By You” are both likely to appear on the new album, whose title has not yet been revealed.