Now this is a powerful voice.
Rachel Holder is a newcomer in country music, but she is poised for success. Her voice is strong and unique. The debut single is something special. Check out this great song and video and see what you think.
In Your Arms – Rachel Holder
The song can be interpreted in a few different ways I supposed. I take it as a love song. It’s love between the woman in the song and the guy she cares about most. I suppose you could also take the song as meaning love of a child, sibling, relative, mother, father, or maybe even a God. It’s a powerful song, but even in its ambiguity I think there is power.
People connect with songs like this. It’s a soaring ballad that reminds me of some of the later work by Faith Hill. This song could have easily been on the Cry album from Faith in the early ’00s. That was a great album that really never got its due from the fans.
Rachel has a powerful voice. That’s probably what stands out most about her. In Your Arms is a great track selection to showcase the power in the vocals. The song really makes the hair on your arms stand up.
Now, the flip side of a song like this is they usually struggle on the charts. I’m not sure why, but it can take some extra effort for a ballad of this caliber to really make its way up the charts. Even if the song is good like this people still want something snappy and a little more catchy. I think Rachel will climb the charts, though. Sometimes country music needs a little push in another direction and this would be a different direction from anything anyone is putting out right now.
Rachel is a promising young artist in country music.
What are your thoughts on this new artist and her great new single?
Chart Estimate: #25
CML Points: 78/100