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Rachel Platten Reveals Just How Much Of Her Own Life Finds Its Way Into Her Music Rachel Platten Reveals Just How Much Of Her Own Life Finds Its Way Into Her Music

Rachel Platten Reveals Just How Much Of Her Own Life Finds Its Way Into Her Music

Nov 2, 2017

Rachel Platten’s power pop hit “Fight Song” has become an anthem of hope and strength for many and most recently, survivors of breast cancer. The singer recently took to the stage in New York City to perform it as a special concert for breast cancer awareness month. Before the concert though, she opened up about how breast cancer has impacted those she cares about in her own life.

It’s obvious how close the issue strikes to Platten’s heart as she talks with her friend, Natalie Simpson, who learned that she had been diagnosed with the breast cancer gene. Simpson underwent prophylactic mastectomy surgery as a preventive measure after testing positive for the BRCA gene. Platten and a group of friends put together a daily care package for Simpson so that every day after her recovery she could “open something and see that you were loved,” explained Platten.

During the pair’s peaceful walk along a nature trail, Platten opened up about how much her own experiences work their way into her songs. “I pick up inspiration from everything,” said the singer. “Being so close to a group of women and having these sisters, it completely has fueled my newest song [“More Good Days”] which is for women and about women.”

The Ford Front Row series brings fans closer to the artists they love, showcasing where the artists came from and what fuels their creativity. To learn more about how Ford is helping to promote breast cancer awareness visit Ford Warriors in Pink here.