Shining Now

Album: Shining Now (2014)

Songfacts®:

  • The title track of Rachel Holder's debut EP, this is a tune that she readily identifies with. "It's one of those songs that talks about those dreams and plans that you have, and how your parents have to let you go and let the butterfly fly from the cocoon," Rachel explained. "I fell in love with the song once I listened to the words and what they actually talked about. It's me, trying to live my dreams, and grow my platform, and be successful. I want my parents to be proud of me. It's just my time to fly."
  • When Rachel performs this song live, she usually dedicates it to the high school students that are graduating.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

A Monster Ate My Red Two: Sesame Street's Greatest Song Spoofs

A Monster Ate My Red Two: Sesame Street's Greatest Song SpoofsSong Writing

When singers started spoofing their own songs on Sesame Street, the results were both educational and hilarious - here are the best of them.

Bryan Adams

Bryan AdamsSongwriter Interviews

What's the deal with "Summer of '69"? Bryan explains what the song is really about, and shares more of his songwriting insights.

The Fratellis

The FratellisSongwriter Interviews

Jon Fratelli talks about the band's third album, and the five-year break leading up to it.

Gary Louris of The Jayhawks

Gary Louris of The JayhawksSongwriter Interviews

The Jayhawks' song "Big Star" has special meaning to Gary, who explains how longevity and inspiration have trumped adulation.

Gavin Rossdale of Bush

Gavin Rossdale of BushSongwriter Interviews

On the "schizoid element" of his lyrics, and a famous line from "Everything Zen."

Peter Lord

Peter LordSongwriter Interviews

You may not recognize his name, but you will certainly recognize Peter Lord's songs. He wrote the bevy of hits from Paula Abdul's second album, Spellbound.