San Diego-born electro pop artist TISHMAL has made her debut on the music scene with her debut single and video, “Underneath”. Tishmal, the solo project of Rachel Brockbank, a San Diego native currently living in Provo, Utah, was a name given to her as a young girl, around the same time she began to seriously write music. After years of closet writing, Rachel is now working with producers Mason Porter (Haarlem, Goldmyth) and Christian Darais (The Brocks) on her freshman EP to be released early next year. With heavy beats and brooding, bleeding heart vocals, Tishmal balances expertly at the intersection of light and darkness, finding space for her fears and hopes to coexist in the same song.
“We were hanging in the studio and Mason, one of my producers, played a short clip of an old idea he had,” explains Tishmal on her debut single. “Immediately, this picture of moving water and a melody came into my head. I sang it into my phone and then wrote out the rest at home. A lot of times I really struggle with the unknowns that come in life and relationships. ‘Underneath’ is about embracing that uncertainty, understanding it, yelling at it.”
Directed by: Nick Rush Produced by: Christian Darais Directory of Photography: Carter Fawcett 1st AC: Ryan Ricks 2nd AC: Andrew McCord Second Unit Cinematography: Ben Carol Grips: Merik Richardson, Parker Badger, Luke Kalmar VFX: Dean Cheesman Edited by: Nick Rush Colored by: Benji Allred