Nfld. & Labrador

'This is what I want to do,' says young singer/songwriter Rachel Cousins

Rachel Cousins of St. John’s is still in high school, but she’s been focused on her goal to be a singer/songwriter for years.

Have a First Listen to This Fire by Rachel Cousins

Rachel Cousins' debut EP is called This Fire. (Courtesy Rachel Cousins)

Rachel Cousins of St. John's is still in high school, but she's already been focused on her career goal for years.  

"From a young age I decided I wanted to be a solo performer,"  said Cousins.

"My dream was to have people singing my lyrics back to me, in huge venues like Madison Square Garden."

Cousins'  latest step toward that goal is her debut solo EP, This Fire.

Have a listen to Rachel Cousins' conversation with Weekend AM host Heather Barrett.

Do you have a new album of music that Weekend AM should know about for First Listen? Email us wam@cbc.ca and tell us about it.

You can hear First Listen Sundays on Weekend AM from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. (5:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in most of Labrador) on CBC Radio One.  

About the Author

Heather Barrett is the host and producer of Weekend AM on CBC Radio One in Newfoundland and Labrador.