RACHEL BOBBITT CAPTURES TENDER MINIMALISM OF HEATMISER'S TIMELESS HALF RIGHT
TORONTO, ON – March 29, 2022 - Today, rising Canadian indie singer-songwriter, Rachel Bobbitt shares an exquisite cover of Heatmiser’s enduring, poignant Half Right. The harrowing, beautifully tender track, written by Elliott Smith and Neil Gust was first released in 1996 on Heatmiser’s third and final LP, Mic City Sons.
"The song is masterful in its simplicity. It paints the universal feeling of heartbreak in such a devastatingly pointed way,” said Bobbitt. “The lyrics deliver gut punches while the instrumentation marches on, steady and constant. One of those few truly ‘perfect’ songs.”
Half Right was produced by Rachel Bobbitt and features close collaborators: Justice Der (electric guitar), Stephen Bennett (drums), Isaac Teague (bass) and Bobbitt (electric guitar and vocals.) Listen and buy Half Right here. Watch the striking black and white in-studio performance video here.
In 2019, Bobbitt and Der released the LP, When This Plane Goes Down, and in November 2020, Bobbitt self-released her debut solo EP, And It’s the Same. Organic editorial playlisting across Spotify (NMF Canada, Outliers, Indie All Stars, Fresh Finds) helped spread the word further. In 2021, Bobbitt was named one of RADAR US’s Artist to Watch and signed to Los Angeles based Fantasy Records.