Rachel Yamagata has reunited with Happenstance producer, John Alagia for her third album Chesapeake, the follow up to her heralded 2 CD Set Elephants...Teeth Sinking Into Heart.
Praised by critics for her intimately confessional songwriting and arrangements, Rachel released her last album, Elephants...Teeth Sinking Into Heart on Warner Bros. Records in October 2008. Entertainment Weekly called her delivery Gorgeous and Rolling Stone said her soulful, cigarette-scratched voice and melancholy lyrics recall Fiona Apple and PJ Harvey. She toured extensively in support of the album playing to crowds throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Songs from the album appeared in various television programs and films including Gery s Anatomy, Private Practice, Brothers and Sisters and more. She also made an appearance in the season finale in 2009.
Yamagata emerged in 2005 when songs from Happenstance and her self titled debut EP turned up in such films and television shows as Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, In Her Shoes, Prime, How I Met Your Mother, Nip/Tuck, One Tree Hill, and The OC, on which she made a guest appearance.