Rachel Platten releases new song dedicated to her unborn daughter
If you thought you might get through today without crying, you’re wrong — because Rachel Platten just released a new song and it’s a sweet tribute to motherhood and her unborn daughter.
Gather every single tissue — you’re going to need them.
The “Fight Song” singer, now in her third trimester, debuted the sentimental tune on Good Morning, America this past Friday. It’s called “You Belong” and honestly, get ready to get choked up.
I’m patiently waiting for you to arrive
I wanna meet you so much I could cry
I wonder whose hands and whose eyes you will have
I wonder if you’re gonna smile like your dad
Nothing you ever do will be so wrong
You belong, you belong
Is someone chopping onions? Like, an entire bag of them? Good grief.
Platten says that the song was initially not meant for anyone else’s ears, but decided to share it anyway. “It was written just for us and I never intended for the world to hear it because it felt so personal,” she explained on Instagram. “But sometimes that’s exactly the art that craves other ears.”
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I wrote this new song for my daughter (yep ☺️) and most of the footage in the video we made was never intended for anyone but our little family. But… it’s been important to me during this whole journey to be as real and open and raw as i can be – and this is about the realest it gets. Tossing around uncomfortable in bed, running to the toilet (ugh), but also calm unbelievable moments of connection and feeling her move in there. Watch the full video by clicking link in my profile ☺️ luv you friends.
Platten used footage in the video for the song from tons of home videos she and her husband, Kevin Lazan, have made over the course of her pregnancy. These clips of her hearing her baby’s heartbeat may have made us sob a little. OK, a lot.
The singer announced her pregnancy over the summer and has been very candid ever since with her thoughts on impending motherhood.
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This is one of my most exciting announcements, but also one of my most vulnerable. So here goes…. I am pregnant!! I can’t believe I’m finally typing these words – I have wanted to share this news for months. As I thought about how to share what I have been experiencing, I became paralyzed about doing it the exact, perfect way – how to express all of my total bliss and yet all this fear too? I finally realized that I can’t worry about making being ME comfortable for everybody else, I have to share this journey MY WAY: with honesty, vulnerability, love and an open heart. The truth is, I am overwhelmed with love, joy and happiness about our baby. It’s a total miracle that I’m growing a human and my husband and I couldn’t be more thrilled. But, I have also had an incredibly difficult spring and summer with serious nausea, exhaustion, constant sickness and all the awful symptoms no one wants to really talk about when sharing the “perfect blessed journey” of pregnancy. I was so afraid that if I shared that part (the difficulty of flying and performing while puking in green rooms and airplanes) that I’d seem ungrateful somehow when I’m actually crazy full of gratitude – I’m just HUMAN. Human emotions are complex. We can feel more than one thing at once you know? We can hold both love and wonder and aw and joy, but also frustration and sickness and fear and darker stuff too and it’s normal! So anyway, that’s where I’m at my loves. With all the mystery and wonder around this, one thing that has been abundantly clear to me: this little unbelievable soul that I haven’t even met yet is going to be my biggest teacher in the world and I cannot wait to learn. I love you all so much, and I promise to continue to share as much of this process with you as I can. Xoxoxox, a totally happy, exhausted, not so nauseous today Rach.
“This is one of my most exciting announcements, but also one of my most vulnerable. So here goes…. I am pregnant!!” Platten wrote. “I am overwhelmed with love, joy and happiness about our baby. It’s a total miracle that I’m growing a human and my husband and I couldn’t be more thrilled.”
The video for “You Belong” didn’t just document the adorable parts of pregnancy — it included clips alluding to Platten’s struggles with morning sickness and exhaustion. All the fun parts of having a baby, right? Ugh.
But the end is almost here and as Platten’s due date draws closer, we hope she will share more, including adorable baby photos, of course. Until then, we’ll be listening to this gorgeous song on repeat — and sobbing our eyes out.