Duluthian Rachael Kilgour Makes Rolling Stone’s Top 10
Duluth native Rachael Kilgour has released her first single called "Holy Are We" from her upcoming EP, Game Changer and it made Rolling Stone’s list of “10 Best Country and Americana Songs of the Week.”
She has come in many times to perform for us at the radio station and was a staple in music in the Twin Ports area. She went to the East Coast and discovered a sound she fell in love with. When I talked to her she was working on tracks for her last album and was excited that she had found a sound that was in her head and discovered it opened up her writing.
The video for "Holy Are We" is by Sara Pajunen for the album and is scheduled to be released February 1st on NewSong Recordings.
Here's what Rolling Stone had to say about her track:
Rachael Kilgour, “Holy Are We”
“If my greatest sin is to love her well, you can send me to hell,” Rachel Kilgour sings, turning this acoustic ballad into a stunning defense of same-sex love. A light string arrangement swoons lovingly in the background, but Kilgour’s unapologetic lyrics are the real treat here, taking an unapologetically personal look at the ways in which ignorant outsiders can mistake something sacred for blasphemy.
According to her website, Rachael Kilgour is a Minnesota-born, Boston-based songwriter and performing artist whose sincere, lyric-driven work has been called both brave and humane. The 2015 grand prize winner of the esteemed international NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition and winner of the 2017 Kerrville New Folk Contest, Kilgour has been featured at NYC’s Lincoln Center, at The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and by the ASCAP Music Cafe at the Sundance Film Festival.