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Ointment for broken souls

Rachael has done it again. She has the talents of turning pain and darkness into something beautiful and hopeful. Her music is raw, real, and authentic. Thank you Rachael as always! This is a great EP for all Rachael's fans and for new fans as well. Please join us in embracing truthful music and embracing yourself in the midst of dark places.

Reminds me of the impressionist era

Not only is she extremely talented and her music beautiful, but the piano is reminiscent of Debussy, and the cover art is indicative of her impressionist leanings. I quite like it. A lot. Absolutely made my day.

On Repeat

I thought that "Chesapeake" (2011) was Rachael Yamagata's most lyrical record, but "Heavyweight" truly trumps that. A break-up album, I believe, "Heavyweight" is heavy (pun intended) on raw emotion, sparse yet piercing lyrics, and the musical composition is just plain genius: intense like a wave of emotion, then gliding into an ambient sound that lingers and lingers. I've been playing this album on repeat for a week now (pre-ordered), and I would suggest to purchase the physical album--the artwork, colors, and even the font complement RY's songs and's quite eery! In an amazingly good way, of course.


Born: September 23, 1977 in Arlington, VA

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Singer/songwriter Rachael Yamagata grew up listening to Carole King, Roberta Flack, James Taylor, and the like, for music was the one thing in Yamagata's life that remained consistent. Her parents divorced when she was two, forcing her to find a balance between her German-Italian mother's apartment in New York City and the Washington, D.C. residence of her third-generation Japanese father. Such frequent travel readied Yamagata for a way of life that would eventually lead her to a professional singing...
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