Sunday, March 15, 2009


I love Adele. Her whole album "19" is awesome.:) Here's her singing her first single live on the today show! xo Rachel 

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Lighter Than Air

I actually rarely tell people what this song is about because it's pretty personal. Also, no one ever guesses right what it is about (not one person, yet!) so I prefer for people to keep their own idea of what it is about for them. :) Sometimes I think about if in the future I get to make a real music video about it (for VH1 or something!) would I expose the true meaning of the song and totally put myself out there with this very personal thing, or would I just make it a obscure or something.. If I think it will help people to reveal the meaning in a video, maybe I will. Helping people comes before privacy for me, in a lot of cases. Sometimes I am brutally honest in my tunes and it feels a tiny bit scary.. but I want to be honest and bold. It's important to me... and it feels right. :) Ok, off to do some work. Lots of love! Rachel Bachel 

Monday, February 9, 2009

Doctor, Please, Examinate Me, Thoroughly

So, just so you know, I did stop going to this practice before I sent this video! 

My attempt to win the doctor's heart with this quirky song was unsuccessful. I didn't mind, though! I found the whole thing to be pretty gosh darn funny. I thought, "Wow. My life is a ball!" I was also glad the situation produced this fun song that makes people laugh and smile at my shows. Sometimes situations don't turn out the way we want, but they leave us with an unexpected gift! Sometimes the way we want situations to turn out just isn't what is best for us and we understand that later:) Something MUCH better for us is around the corner:) Such as in my case... ;) 

I think it's awesome to be able to say to someone you have a crush on, "Hey, I have a crush on you." Even if they reject you, you should be proud that you were brave enough to put your feelings out there and you'll never have to wonder.. what if? I used to think that rejection meant that there was something wrong with me or I wasn't a good enough person for someone. Then I thought about this one guy that was pursuing me that I ended up rejecting as a boyfriend but became dear, dear friends with. He is one of the BEST people I have ever met on the planet, one of the most handsome men ever, and his personality is just wonderful. I tried dating him, because he's so incredible. There wasn't ANYTHING wrong with him, but it just wasn't right and I knew that it was meant to be a friendship and not a relationship. This experience helped me realize that rejection doesn't mean you are not a beautiful, wonderful person. It just means your not THE person for someone and that's ok. A lot of times we make something mean all these big things that aren't true instead of it just meaning the one small thing that it means. Instead of just saying, "Oh well... next!":) I also used to wish that the person who said they weren't interested in me would give it a chance or change their mind. Then I realized that I wanted to be with someone who couldn't not be with me, because they adored me so much and it felt so right. :) Yay! 

Sunday, February 8, 2009

A Summer Touch

This song is called "A Summer Touch" It's a short tune I wrote about one of my first serious boyfriends. I was SO totally smitten at the time and when I am like that I produce songs like crazy. When I'm in this smitten-ish state I am also a random giggler. I'll be alone in the shower washing my hair or alone grocery store picking out cucumbers and I'll just giggle. HA HA HA Everything is fun when you are in love. "Shampoo! Good morning!" "Cucumbers, so lovely to put you in my plastic bag that I can't find the opening to!" For me to laugh out loud doing everyday tasks means I am falling in LOVE. I'll just think of that person in random places and get so happy that I giggle. Have you ever laughed alone in the car while driving because you are so in love?:) I think that's one of the best feelings ever. Anyway, back to prolific-gooey-love time. I usually can't keep up with myself at those times! I'll be writing three gooey love songs at a time.;) heheheheehe I actually wrote the lyrics to "A Summer Touch" in a creative writing class at The University Of Southern Maine. I almost ALWAYS write piano parts and lyrics at the same time, so this was very different for me. 
Here are the lyrics: 
You have a summer touch
A trail of sunlight where you kiss
You remind me of lazy days and lemonade
You have an afternoon gaze
I take a nap inside your eyes
You remind me of blankets in the grass and sleeping in the shade
You have a starry night kiss
I fall into the sky 
You remind me of a slow dance to a sweet song

So many beautiful blessings your way and much love!:)