I fell in love with Rachael Yamagata's music over 3 years ago on her first tour. I happened to catch her by accident when I went to see her opening act. When Rachael came out on stage and began performing, my mouth just dropped open. She is a very gifted singer and song writer and even more so when you consider that she's still in her early 20's. Her first CD Happenstance is still one of my top 5 cd's in the car 3 years later - perfect girl/driving music to sing along to.
I've been anxiously waiting her second CD which is long over due. When I went to check her site for an update last week there was an amazing "album teaser" which I've never seen a record company do for an artist. It's beautiful in it's own right and makes me want the cd even more. She spent last winter in a remote cabin location writing which ended up being the imagery for the video. Smart A&R guys!