Rachel Platten spent Monday night sharing her thoughts and voice with a small audience at The Grammy Museum. The intimate conversation was led by the GRAMMY Foundation Vice President, Scott Goldman. Platten shared personal details about meeting Taylor Swift, traveling in a van all over the country to perform on small stages and the process of finding her voice, literally and figuratively. She was charming and honest, garnering many laughs from the crowd. She explained to Goldman that she considers herself a hippie because her ultimate goal with her music is to "bring people together."
She also shared how her mega hit "Fight Song" came to be. She explained that it was a long process and the song itself stuck with her over the weeks of trying to figure out how to complete it. She went on to say when she played it for her producer, he noted that the chorus was going to be big, but the rest of the song was terrible. Platten laughed as she shared the evolution of the song that launched her into super stardom and you could feel her frustration even today, when thinking about the long process of writing "Fight Song." She concluded the event by singing a few songs from her album including "Fight Song" and her newest song "Better Place." The video for "Better Place" was released this week and includes a social experiment where fans are asked to look at each other as the song plays.
Platten is a vibrant on stage performer, playing both guitar and piano. Check out her tour details and her live show - you will not be disappointed.