Country chart topper Rachael Fahim has returned with her new single, “City Girls in the Country,” which is officially out today, September 30th.
Fahim has seen her star rise over recent years, as the Australian country starlet has amassed over 13 million streams across various platforms, and has consecutively been one of Australia’s most streamed female artists. And after taking some time away to record her debut album, the young up-and-comer is eager to share her newest music with the world.
Her latest single, “City Girls in the Country,” is an electric country pop-rock banger that is sure to appeal to commercial audiences. It’s the kind of song that is suited to unite bar patrons in a sing-along when played, namely popular party bars like those throughout Broadway in Nashville.
The chorus highlights Fahim’s soaring vocals and fun lyrics like, “We turn city slickers to country folk.” Her commanding voice pairs perfectly with the driving instrumentation, and the production values are on point. She makes resonating comparisons to the city and the country in a fresh way, and delivers an overall vibe many can get down to.
The new track is a song born from collaboration across multiple timelines with hit songwriters Rosi Golan (Little Big Town, Christina Aguilera) in LA, Nashville’s David ‘Messy’ Mescon (Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj) and Sydney’s Banton Brothers, whilst a who’s who list of producers including Greg Stace, RedCurl, MJH, David Mescon and Robby Desa that gave the production its legs. All in all, it took a small army to unleash the anthemic sound of “City Girls in the Country.”
In regards to the new single, Fahim stated, “This song is an anthem for doing what you love, being who you want to be, embracing what is different and not really caring about what other people think or say! Fuck yeah, city girls can be country too.”
In discussing her role in country pop music, she went on to say, “As a city-born country artist of Lebanese descent, I’ve constantly been challenged about my country music eligibility, but for me, country music has always been a place of storytelling, and a platform of the underdog to speak out, and a place to connect with real people.”
In 2017, Fahim won the prestigious “Australian Toyota Star Maker” competition. The competition was founded on helping emerging artists turn their love of music into a career. Not long after that in 2018, Fahim was nominated for New Artist of The Year by the CMC Music Awards. This Australian award show has recognized acts like Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood among others, displaying the good company Fahim is in.
It appears the sky is indeed the limit for this rising Aussie country songstress.