Home > New music > Rachel Bochner Redefines Alt-Pop Narratives with ‘It’s Not Me, It’s U’ EP: A Sonic Odyssey of Heartbreak and Empowerment”

In a triumphant crescendo of anticipation, the rising alt-pop luminary, Rachel Bochner, steps into the spotlight with her much-awaited EP, ‘It’s Not Me, It’s U,’ now available for auditory exploration through the avenues of Handwritten Records.

Within the intricate weave of this 6-track opus lies a tapestry of emotions, as Rachel unveils a carefully curated collection that includes her recent chart-toppers “Hard To Please,” “Here For The Drama,” “If I’m Gunna Be Sad (I Might As Well Look Hot Doing It),” and “Sucker Punch.” Adding to this already exquisite blend are two brand-new compositions, “You Don’t Want Me Like That” and “Men Like You.” Together, they form an anthology of alt-pop anthems that traverse the spectrum between vulnerability, melancholy, vibrancy, and playfulness.

Rachel’s songwriting unfurls like an unapologetic confession, fearlessly delving into the labyrinth of heartbreak and self-discovery, all from the vantage point of a twenty-something woman navigating today’s complex world.

“‘It’s Not Me, It’s U’ embodies the intriguing dance we engage in with our emotions and heartache, often resorting to messy coping mechanisms in pursuit of solace,”

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Rachel reflects. “The project takes root in the peaks and valleys of my own experiences – from the mental acrobatics undertaken to absolve oneself of blame, to the surge of empowerment that propels me to raise my voice in the face of betrayal. As I immersed myself in crafting this EP, an unexpected transformation occurred: I discovered the strength to fully embrace my emotions, find a glimmer of humor amidst the shadows, and reclaim ownership of my self-worth.”

Since her debut bow onto the musical stage in 2020, this New York-based singer-songwriter has orchestrated a series of sonic triumphs, churning out hit singles and two adored EPs, ‘2 AM’ and ‘Twenty-something.’ Now, with the grand unveiling of ‘It’s Not Me, It’s U,’ Rachel Bochner flourishes in her most self-assured and sonically cohesive masterpiece to date.

The EP encapsulates not only her evolution as an artist but also her unyielding journey of self-discovery, all wrapped in a melodious narrative that resonates with audiences far and wide.


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