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Originally from Nova Scotia, Canada’s Rachel Bobbitt is a rising singer-songwriter currently residing in Toronto. The professionally trained musician attended Humber Music College and is part of a tightknit community of musicians in Toronto with whom she consistently collaborates including guitarist and producer, Justice Der. Their cover of Frank Ocean’s “Forrest Gump” has nearly 2 million streams on Spotify. At the age of 16, Rachel embraced the then popular social media platform, Vine and began amassing an audience sharing performance videos covering artists such as Leonard Cohen, Frank Ocean, and Bon Iver. Drawing inspiration from artists such as Mazzy Star, Elliot Smith, and My Blood Valentine, her confidence grew, and she began writing original songs and developing her own unique sound. In November 2020, Rachel self-released her debut EP, And It’s the Same. Organic editorial playlisting across Spotify (NMF Canada, Outliers, Indie All Stars, Fresh Finds) helped spread the word further. She was also named one of RADAR US’s Artist to Watch for 2021.