Rachel Platten Talks 'Fight Song' & Performing with Taylor Swift: 'She Radiates Love and Kindness'
Meanwhile, Platten released follow-up single "Stand by You" Friday (Sept. 11). Columbia Records began promoting it to radio Monday (14) and, while it wasn't from a programmer, the label had to settle for support from at least one key influencer. "I've got 'Stand By You' by @RachelPlatten on repeat today. I highly recommend it," Taylor Swift wrote on Twitter to her more than 63 million followers.
"You are the sweetest ever, Taylor. I'm gonna stand by YOU (oh no...had to!)," Platten responded. "@taylorswift13 love youuuu!!!!"
During Swift's 1989 World Tour, she's brought Platten up on-stage to perform "Fight Song," with the pair also recording a snippet of the song (with rising country newcomer Kelsea Ballerini) in an Instagram video that has received more than 1 million likes.
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As she preps a full album release ("Stand" is a stand-alone single, following her Fight Song EP, which hit No. 20 on the Billboard 200 in August), the Boston-raised Platten will perform "Fight Song" on NBC's America's Got Talent season finale tonight (Sept. 16) and is set to play hometown WBMX (Mix 104.1)'s MixFest concert Saturday (19).