Five Questions With Rachel Cousins

20-year-old Newfoundland-based pop artist, Rachel Cousins recently released her single, “For Myself”.

“For Myself” is a song that stays true to Rachel’s early 2000s Pop sound while seamlessly blending in modern R&B elements. Written shortly after a breakup, the song eloquently delivers the universal message that there’s nothing wrong with taking time and doing things for oneself. Through its enveloping rhythm, positive lyrics, and dreamy vocal layers, “For Myself” is both an affirmation and anthem that will put any listener in a good mood. A self-proclaimed “people pleaser”, Rachel uses “For Myself” to move away from doing the things that make other people happy that at the same time compromise her own feelings. Through her uplifting new anthem, Rachel once again showcases her incredible vocal talent, beautifully crafted lyrics, and ability to inspire.

Rachel shares,

“Inspired by early 2000’s pop and R&B, the song is a groovy and empowering dance-pop number that speaks the importance of self-care and living your truth day by day, without the need for a significant other.”

Check out “For Myself” below, and find out more about Rachel via our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

I’m Rachel Cousins, a singer-songwriter & pop recording artist from Newfoundland where I’m currently based. I’ve been writing music since I was about 13 years old, & starting recording & releasing music since then as well.

Tell us a bit about your most recent release.

For Myself is a post-breakup song, except this time I wanted to make it a powerful feel-good anthem. I really wanted to focus on empowerment & having a song that’s like an affirmation for people to listen to & have them truly feel good about loving themselves. I wrote this song with my producer Daniel Adams, & Toronto-based artist J.E.M. We wrote this during covid, so everything was done over zoom, and we’re all so happened with the finished product.

When it comes to the global pandemic, how are you keeping yourself out in the public eye while not being able to perform?

Social media is super important now more than it ever was for keeping yourself in the public eye. Posting & engaging with fans is honestly the only thing artists were able to do, whether that be live streams, daily posts, video updates, or behind the scenes. People just wanted to see their favourite artists and what they were doing during the lockdown.

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so if you were able to work with ONE fellow Canadian artist, alive or dead, who would you choose?

Tate McRae & Jessie Reyez are two of my dream collaborations. I’ve been obsessed with Jessie since I saw her live in Ottawa & I love her as a person as well even outside of her music. Tate is another huge inspiration for me as well because we’re so close in age & I find her super relatable. Her music has definitely influenced my sound.

What’s your goal for 2022?

My goal for 2022 is to have a successful album release & hopefully tour Newfoundland. I’d love to travel more & spend more time in Toronto for my music. Building my fan base is a big goal for this year.

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