Francis Chan’s Teen Daughter Makes Music Debut

Rachel Chan

Music and film company in:ciite has announced its signing of Rachel Chan, the oldest child of New York Times best-selling author Francis Chan. Her debut album, Go, is set for release Jan. 10, 2012, through EMI CMG Distribution.

Chris Thomason, in:ciite CEO, said the 15-year-old is “an amazing talent and has a unique perspective on ministry and the world because of her family. She is authentic and delightful, and we believe her music will connect with a growing generation of believers and seekers.”

Working with pop-music producer Dave Lubben (Kutless, Kathryn Scott), Chan is co-writer on the album’s 10 tracks—one of which features her father rapping.

“I learned in a tangible way that relying on the Lord for my lyrics was the only way to create something productive. I’ve never necessarily considered myself a songwriter, but it was when I sought the Lord for His words that I truly was able to write them in the Spirit,” Chan said.

“There is such a peace that I have about everything written because each word was prayed over,” she added. “Writing these songs reminded me all over again exactly what I love about my Savior and the things He does in my daily life that make me go weak in the knees.”

Her first radio single, “Prove It,” will release this month. The song features a surprising collaboration with her Francis Chan’s 30-second rap reflecting on the role of a caring father.

“It has been a while since the early days of Rachael Lampa, Joy Williams and Rebecca St. James that a young talent with such an endearing smile and uncompromising boldness for Christ arrived on the scene ready to communicate such an important story to her generation,” said Amy Stansell, in:ciite director of key initiatives.

Click here to listen to the first single.

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