Rising Singer Rachel Kiel Reveals Her Brand New Hot Single ‘Late Night Drive‘ Featured along with Official Music Video
Rachel Kiel New Single ‘Late Night Drive‘ contends with anxiety through a pattering, meditative beat and a Kim Deal kind of nonchalance. To the human animal’s panic, Kiel’s salve of choice? The conscious act of accepting what you cannot control.
Kiel says about the song: “There’s that old Life Is a Highway metaphor about life being a journey, like a road trip. That might seem corny — but when paired with my fear of driving (and anxieties in general), ‘trusting the road under the wheel’ became a sort of like a mantra for me. I think it’s true about the process of making an album, or any artistic work, too. You have to trust that the road is going to take you to the right place.“
Kiel has an indie-pop sensibility invoking the likes of Arthur Russell, The Blue Nile, Flock of Dimes, or Wild Nothing, a shimmering shoegaze texture akin to Stereolab or The Breeders, and an early indie knack for hooks recalling Metric or Jenny Lewis. The album features notable guest players including Mitch Easter (R.E.M., Let’s Active), Chris Stamey (The dB’s), Robert Sledge (Ben Folds Five), Laura King (Bat Fangs).
Kiel co-produced her fourth studio album with Jeff Crawford (Dead Tongues, Big Star’s Third, Daughter of Swords, Skylar Gudasz). Dream Logic is a simmering blend of eclectic influences.
Dream Logic is a powerful antithesis to the adage: “there’s nothing more boring than hearing about someone else’s dreams.” Throughout the album, Kiel turns her internal material outward, crafting compelling patterns of curiosity, anticipation, and revelation that trickle across a listener’s mind like their own manifestation. “There’s no synonym for ‘dream,’” she says, “no other English word that encompasses all that it can—desires, imaginations, visions, ideas, ways the mind can wander.”