Scottish pop talent Rachel White has released her memorable new single Crush. The emerging singer, who grew up in Kinross and is now based in London, is crafting her own brand of UK hook-laden pop. With a relatable theme and catchy melody that’s hard to forget, Rachel’s new self-composed single Crush is a fun, positive summer song about longing for someone. Rachel spoke with The Fountain about the new music and the prospects of playing her first live gigs very soon.

TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Crush

The response has been amazing! I’m honestly so overwhelmed with how many people have shared and streamed the song already – everyone has told me how excited they are for the music video! And the fact that BBC Introducing and amazing radio have picked it up too! Blows my mind. 

TF: And can you sum up the track in one sentence? 

If I had to sum the song up in one sentence I would say. “A feel good bop about fancying the pants off of someone and you don’t really know how to tell them.”

TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year?

I have another four singles in the middle of production at the moment so I’m definitely planning to have them ready for release towards the end of the year and before playing my first festival in October! I’d love to sign with a management team that would be the dream goal.

TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?

I’ve actually never gigged my own music live before so I’ve yet to find my favourite venue to play – but I have a strong feeling it will be in the capital in Edinburgh! ??????? Scottish crowds are the best! 

I’m playing a local gig in my hometown in Kinross next week which will be super nice/surreal after such a crazy year. Then in October I’m supporting Cameron Barnes and of course playing my first festival at Breakout On The Prom (Kirkcaldy)! All very exciting!