With mesmerising golden locks, captivating smile and shimmering blue eyes, stunning Scottish singer/songwriter, Rachelle Rhienne, turns up the summer heat as she steps onto the global music stage with her debut single "When The Sun Goes Down" released 18 August. Well known in Scotland as a DJ on her former show From Rachelle With Love on Your Radio 103 and 106 FM, Rachelle now steps into summer as one of Scotland’s most tantalising exports this year.
Whipping us away to sultry, sun-soaked beaches, bejewelled with sparkling turquois seas and lavished with palm trees, ‘When The Sun Goes Down’ is the ultimate summer anthem. Featuring UK rapper Diaz Rodriguez, this slice of musical paradise oozes pure pop, splashed with steel pans for that Jamaican twist and flecks of Latino to give a distinct Spanish feel. Written by Rachelle Rhienne and co-produced by James Birt and Stuart Mannell, "When The Sun Goes Down" serves up a steamy musical fusion creating the ultimate soundtrack to those long hot days in foreign climes.
Accompanied by a lavish tropical video shot on the shores of the Mediterranean, Rachelle proved her steely determination as she undertook all of her own stunts, suspending herself from high sailing masts and trekking the rocky slopes and hills. With stunning looks, mind blowing vocals and incomparable determination – proving that Rachelle Rhienne means business and she’s here to stay.
Most well known for her former From Rachelle With Love radio show on Your Radio 103 FM which used to air on Sunday nights, 23-year-old Rachelle Rhienne is an award-winning singer/songwriter from Loch Lomond. Creating catchy up-tempo pop tracks, with subtle influences of soul and R&B, her strength lies in writing those big, emotional power-ballads with lyrics that tell a story and touch people with their melodies. Passionate about the Spanish language, Rachelle has translated several of her songs into Spanish, performing them in Spain and gigs around the UK including King Tuts, Glasgow Armadillo, The Hippodrome (London), Ronnie Scotts and various venues across Europe.
A prolific lyricist, many of Rachelle’s songs have won her awards in song-writing competitions, but she officially came to the attention of the industry in 2015 when she won a national Future Music Song Writing Competition for her track "The Chance To Say." The spotlight was glaring and it didn’t take long before Rachelle was snatched up by Kris Mitra of Bright Star Records and plunged into the gorgeous world of studio recording. "When The Sun Goes Down" is the first of a series of single releases to result from those sessions.
As tempting as a tropical island bathed in a turquoise sea, "When The Sun Goes Down" is a slice of Latino-pop that’ll be on everyone’s lips this summer – welcome Rachelle Rhienne.
The debut single will be released by Bright Star Records on August 18th, but you can listen as many times as you'd like by watching Rachelle's music video on YouTube: