Released: 24 Jul 2020
With the release of her new single ‘My Father’ and its accompanying video, it’s clear that Raechel Whitchurch family ties remain strong as ever.
“I’ve always wanted to write a song about my dad and how we are such similar people,” says Whitchurch, “but it felt like I would never be able to find the right words.I’d been working on the song for three years and felt like I’d finally said everything that I needed to, but I never imagined that a song so personal would make it onto my record.”
It’s true: ‘My Father’ nearly didn’t make it onto the record. It was a late addition that Whitchurch played to producer Matt Fell on the last day of the album’s tracking. “I said to Matt that I had one song that I loved but I wasn’t sure if it was good enough” says Whitchurch. “After I played it to him, he just said, well, that definitely has to go on the album.”
The video for ‘My Father’ was filmed on the family property outside of Parkes, NSW. It was directed by Whitchurch with Chloe Mottau and we see the song’s inspiration – Raechel’s father Steve Lee - stepping into the spotlight.
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