In January 2020, Rae Leigh released her first single, “All I Can Do,” from her debut EP, Powered By Love. Her single, “Find A Better Day,” is a song she co-wrote with Mary Haller from Nashville Tennessee, The song is about “holding onto the music and hope that one day things will be better, and that you just have to keep searching. It was an idea that was sparked in 2015 after emotional and spiritual adversity that tested her resilience,” she stated.
Rae Leigh is an independent Australian singer songwriter. Rae Leigh started on piano, followed by vocal lessons, drums and guitar the age of six. She grew up with Christian and Pop influences before being embraced by Country music at song-writing retreat in 2015 with Allan Casswell, Lachlan Bryan, Karl Broadie & Aleyce Simmonds. Her vocal inspirations and tone could be described as a mix of Amy Winehouse, Beyonce and Sandi Thom.
In January 2020 following her debut single ‘All I Can Do’ with a further 4 singles with an impending EP to release in early 2021. Even with COVID restrictions Rae has organized and participated in multiple online and in person festivals and gigs. In March Rae co-hosted an online music festival with Country Kickback. Her brave and inspiring music has resonated with other women resulting in an increased demand to perform at self-empowerment women's events.
Rae Leigh was selected to play at ‘The Journey to Worthy’ event in the Gold Coast playing to over 100 local women encouraging self-belief and worthiness. She has been selected for international opportunities online including ‘Music with a Conscience’ from The Women of Substance team in the US.
Rae has launched and hosts her own podcast ‘Songwriter Trysts’ which is a safe space for artists to share their stories and discuss the art of song writing and emotions, all the great things that build amazing songs. This is to validate, educate and encourage song writing and connections within the song-writing community. The 50 guests that have featured on the show have ranged from international to local talent, with the podcast in high demand there is already a large backlog of new applications for future episodes.
Rae’s songs tell her story and share a message of hope and love, that despite adversity, there is always a way through and to focus on the light in the darkest of times. The songs that she is sharing this year are collaborations and independent songs that tell the story of her journey thus far finally reaching a healing at a level freeing her to be able to share and perform these intimate songs with us.