Independent Artist of the Week: Rachel Maria Cox

December 3rd 2018

Photo by Diego Esquivel  

Singer-songwriter Rachel Maria Cox’s powerful emo pop feels confessional, while still remaining dynamic and hopeful.

Newcastle-based artist and ‘professional feelings-haver’ Rachel Maria Cox promotes a message of radical acceptance on their new single ‘Time’. The non-binary singer songwriter has spent the last few years building a name for themselves at home and abroad with their unique flavour of emo-pop. Rachel is also the founder of Sad Grrrls Club, an events agency and record label that aims to promote gender diversity in the music industry. In 2017, they released their debut album ‘Untidy Lines’. This year, RMC signed to Sydney label The Harbour Agency, just days before dropping Time.

On ‘Time’, Rachel sings candidly about their experience recovering from an eating disorder. “I think all too often we can get caught up in ‘should’ thoughts about our life – ‘I should be thinner’ or ‘I should be able to just get over being dumped’. Time is about getting rid of those ideas of what should be and accepting what is – it can be really scary to try and accept that maybe you’re just fine the way you are! Maybe it’s fine to weigh what you weigh and to look how you look and to cry all the time when you’re feeling sad!”

Check out ‘Time’ below, and catch Rachel Maria Cox alongside La Dispute and Sports Bra on December 12th

WHO: Rachel Maria Cox, La Dispute, Sports Bra
WHERE: Factory Theatre, Marrickville
WHEN: 7pm, December 12th
HOW MUCH: $55.70 – more details here

 

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