Rachel Bobbitt Captures the Tender Minimalism of Heatmiser’s Timeless “Half Right”

Listen/Buy “Half Right”: HERE

Watch the Live In-Studio Video: HERE

Today, rising indie singer-songwriter Rachel Bobbitt shares an exquisite cover of Heatmiser’s enduring, poignant “Half Right.” The harrowing, beautifully tender track, written by Elliott Smith and Neil Gust was first released in 1996 on Heatmiser’s third and final LP, Mic City Sons.

“The song is masterful in its simplicity. It paints the universal feeling of heartbreak in such a devastatingly pointed way,” said Bobbitt. “The lyrics deliver gut punches while the instrumentation marches on, steady and constant. One of those few truly ‘perfect’ songs.”

“Half Right” was produced by Rachel Bobbitt and features close collaborators: Justice Der (electric guitar), Stephen Bennett (drums), Isaac Teague (bass) and Bobbitt (electric guitar and vocals.) Listen and buy “Half Right” HERE.  Watch the striking black and white in-studio performance video: HERE

Originally from Nova Scotia, Canada now residing in Toronto, 22-year-old Rachel Bobbitt began to attract attention at 16 when she embraced the then popular social media platform Vine, covering artists such as Leonard Cohen, Frank Ocean, and Bon Iver. In Toronto, Bobbitt soon found like-minded creatives (including the aforementioned guitarist and producer Justice Der), whom she partnered with for a cover of Frank Ocean’s “Forrest Gump,” that’s now garnered well over two million streams on Spotify.

In 2019, Bobbitt and Der released the LP, When This Plane Goes Down, and in November 2020, Bobbitt self-released her debut solo EP, And It’s the Same. Organic editorial playlisting across Spotify (NMF Canada, Outliers, Indie All Stars, Fresh Finds) helped spread the word further. In 2021, Bobbitt was named one of RADAR US’s Artist to Watch and signed to Los Angeles based Fantasy Records.

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