Stephanie Rainey announces new single Ross & Rachel

The new single follows her Official Irish Homegrown Chart hit No Cowboy.

Stephanie Rainey has announced details of her new single Ross & Rachel.

The singer-songwriter from Glanmire will share her second single of 2021 on Friday April 23. The track follows No Cowboy, which reached Number 14 on the Official Irish Homegrown Chart.

Ross & Rachel - named after the iconic couple from the sitcom F.R.I.E.N.D.S. - was co-written by Rainey with pop newcomer Cian Ducrot, who himself has claimed a pair of Homegrown Top 20 hits this year, most recently with Crocodiles.

Ross & Rachel is expected to be featured on Stephanie's upcoming EP, pencilled in for release this summer. “My wish for the new songs is they find the ears that need them," Stephanie said of her impending body of work. "If they do that I’ll be happy.

"All I have to offer the world is my version of my truth. To actually connect with what I’m saying I have to be honest. People will see through me if I don’t, and I’ll see through myself, which is worse."

Now an independent artist, Rainey was previously signed with Warner Music after her emotional breakthrough hit Please Don't Go went viral in 2015.

Last year, Stephanie collaborated with DJ John Gibbons for Why Are We Waiting, which topped out at Number 8 on the Official Irish Homegrown Chart. The Cork native also reached Number 1 on the chart in 2020 as part of charity collective Irish Women in Harmony.