Now you see her. Now you don’t. So goes the story of Rachael Lampa, who skyrocketed onto the pop scene in 2000 as a mere teenager amassing four No. 1 singles, five more top 10 tunes, plus appearances on The Tonight Show, The View, Entertainment Tonight, E!, Extra and Teen People.
Add in a soundtrack slot on A Walk To Remember, an acting role in Hidden Secrets, a duet with Aaron Neville, plus tour time with Destiny’s Child, Boyz II Men, Nickel Creek, Amy Grant, Vince Gill and even Jordin Sparks (as a supporting singer on her stints alongside the Jonas Brothers and Britney Spears), and the powerhouse vocalist/songwriter became an internationally recognized face in less than five years.
After a greatest hits disc in 2006, Lampa practically disappeared from public eye at the peak of her career, leaving fans scratching their heads and searching feverishly for news of future projects, which aside from a holiday EP in 2009 and the self-released studio EP Human in 2010 (featuring guest guitar/vocals from Jonny Lang), have been waiting with baited breath.
But as the personable artist who’s now in her twenties so eloquently admits, the time away was just to recharge her understandably overworked batteries and plot her next creative step, which manifests itself in All We Need, out today.