Carina Allen

Summer is in full swing, and we are here for travel, good vibes, free time, and sunshine. New York-based alt-pop singer and songwriter Rachel Bochner? She’s here for the drama. Following her spring single “If I’m Gunna Be Sad (I Might As Well Look Hot Doing It),” Rachel is continuing to find the good in the bad and infuse hype even in life’s most dramatic moments with her latest single “Here for the Drama.”

“Sometimes my life feels like a chaotic reality TV show, and ‘Here For The Drama’ is the perfect theme song,” Rachel said on what inspired the song. She wrote “Here for the Drama” as a reminder that even the “messy” parts of life are fun, and all of those experiences are worth embracing.“When people hear these songs, I want them to know it’s okay to feel their feelings, to find humor even in the darkness, and to remember that we have the power to define our own self-worth,” she said.

We asked Rachel for more insight into what it means to her to enjoy life even when it’s messy. “…on a deeper level, I think there’s a lot of freedom to embracing the fact that life isn’t always meant to be so clean cut and easy,” she shared. “You learn and grow from your mistakes and missteps and bad decisions. Or at the very least, you get good stories from them! My experience as a 20-something-year-old stumbling her way through life, the music industry, love, and adulthood is that life is, in fact, messy, but that’s what keeps it interesting, dynamic, and forward-moving.” 

Carina Allen

What better time to explore and grow than summer? Rachel said it best, “There’s a magic about the summertime that sorta reinvigorates people’s lust for life, and ‘Here for the Drama” is an ode to having fun and not worrying too much about the consequences.” She set the scene for the summer. “I could hear this playing full volume in the car with the windows down driving to the beach, on the playlist for a night out with the girls, or symbolically soundtracking that day-after brunch recap of what went down the night before.” 

While “Here for the Drama” has all of the pieces to make it a song of the summer, it’s also another taste of Rachel’s forthcoming EP, set to release very soon. Rachel told us that “Here for the Drama” “feels like the theme song to the EP” and will be the first track on the full project. She has released three singles on the project so far—”Sucker Punch” and “If I’m Gunna Be Sad” preceding “Here for the Drama.” Through these songs, Rachel has taken us through “cheeky moment[s] of self-awareness,” confessions, messy moments, and fun.

Rachel is “here for the chaos and the ups and downs that are all part of this period of [her] life,” and we’re so here for the music. “Here for the Drama” is streaming now.

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Veronica Good has been with Showstopper Magazine since 2016. When she isn't keeping you updated on the latest trends, she is at home with her many pets or probably playing The Sims 4. Veronica has a BA in English and an MA in writing from Coastal Carolina University. She is also a writer of fiction and poetry, and her work can be found in Archarios, Tempo, and Scapegoat.