Since 2017 Toyota Star Maker winner Rachael Fahim released her debut EP, Iconic, three years ago, she has been Australia’s most-streamed female pop-country music artist, with over 11 million audio streams. Her previous single, ‘Middle Ground’, spent five weeks at #1 on the Australian country charts.
Fahim’s latest song is ‘Darts in the Dark’, which is musically catchy and upbeat – supporting Fahim’s rich vocals – and lyrically thoughtful. Fahim wrote it during the 2021 ‘Country meets Pop’ song camp with the song’s producer, Robby De Sa (The Veronicas / Maya Cumming / The McClymonts), Ned Philpott and US writer Rosi Golan, who has written hits for acts such as Little Big Town, Lennon Stella and Christina Aguilera.
‘When we wrote this song, I was talking about how I often feel stuck while everyone around me seems to be moving forward,’ says Fahim, ‘life can be a rollercoaster, but you just have to sit back, enjoy the ride and just focus on your own path.’
The song succinctly capture the push and pull of wanting to achieve things and go places but feeling like you don’t know how or don’t feel like you’re capable of doing what you want to do, but making your way somehow – as represented in the poignant line ‘wish I could see this version of me when I was five … I’m gonna be fine’, which Fahim delivers with meaning because, no doubt, she means it. With her star on the rise, she is more than fine.
See Rachael Fahim live:
JAN 18 – Country Rocks The Park, Tamworth @ Toyota Park, Tamworth NSW
JAN 19 – TCMF 50th Anniversary Concert @TRECC, Tamworth NSW
MAR 5 – Capital Country Fest @ Commonwealth Park, Canberra ACT