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Rachel leaves He is We.

If I were to walk away…
It has come to this.

I have to step back and realize that He Is We is a name. My heart and soul have both gone into this name, but it’s not who I am. What do I mean? What am I getting at?


Call it whatever you will. The body is just a vessel for the soul that dwells within. I feel as though He Is We has been this body for me. This body has helped me grow and learn so much about this world we live in. But like other bodies, this one has began to die. It has become unhealthy and detrimental to my passion. I have been fighting to keep the name and stick it out. Through this, I have lost my drive to write. I have been hindered and in a constant battle with myself. But today it hit me.

It is just a name.

Walking away from the label would mean that I would be walking away from the He Is We name but I would regain my freedom to be me. I would regain my ability to connect with you fans 100% with my words. I wouldn’t feel like I can only release what THEY want me to. I could be the soul that longs to escape this dreary vessel.

He Is We means being one with your community. Knowing that He died not only for those who believe, but for those who needed someone and somewhere to call home. This is what I feel my calling in music is: to be that home. I have had this name in my heart since the 11th grade.

But the name “He Is We” doesn’t make me who I am. We do. We make this name not only a person, place or thing…but a verb. He Is We is about moving. It’s about grabbing the hearts of those around us and showing them compassion. The name is not something to label us, but a lifestyle to lead.

I want to come to you guys first before I make any big decisions. All that I know is that God has called me to lead. I don’t know what it entails, but music is a certainty. Nothing will ever stop be from writing music. I can’t imagine life without writing and sharing what’s on my heart. This has been the first time in my 14 years of writing that I have been unable to LEGALLY write for others. It has become about being a product.

You guys are my world. I will be willing to give up the name if it means spending the rest of my life writing for you all. My happiness revolves around finding peace in music and confirmation in YOU.

This is a huge decision and I wanted to make sure you all knew why this was something on my heart. I am in love with music and my passion is being contained. I am not fulfilling what it is I am called to. Not completely.

I will be praying about this and hope you guys can give me some feedback and support. I want nothing more in this world than to share my lyrics and melodies with you all. You’ve helped me heal and I am so proud of the group of supports I have had beside me all the way. YOU guys made this possible.


8 thoughts on “Rachel leaves He is We.”

  1. I support you 100%. Do what ever God is calling you to do. i like the name He Is We, but like you said, thats all it is.. a name. and i feel like you have so much more to give, and if all thats keeping you is the “name”, you will never enjoy it the same.. ever. and if God gave you that name, He can give you another one just as easy. I know it wont be easy, almost having to start over everything, but if it’s for God.. it will be worth it. and me and my family will be praying for you.

  2. Rachel… God has done such wonderful things in your life and in ours as your fans. I’m not going to say “Stay with the band” because i do not feel as if it is my sopt to tell you or convince you to do so. You and Trevor are He Is We and it would be a shame to see you go but if in your heart you feel you must leave then do so. I will miss you sooo so much because you are what makes He Is We well… He Is We. Your soulful voice and your true to life song lyrics are so amazing. Your lyrics help so many people because we can relate to them.. but you worte those so if you left He IS We, you can still write those lyrics but with a different name. I love He Is We. I love the people who make that band up. I will pray for you and hope you decide what’s best for you. Though i will miss you in He Is We i will continue to love you in other bands or as a soloist or whatever you choose.

    ❤ Love Always (And a Die Hard He Is We fan),
    Alannah M. Brumhead

    1. Hey Allannah, This unfortunately isn’t the right email to get in contact with Rachel. Her email is , though I can’t guarantee she’ll respond. However, just to let you know, Rachel didn’t really leave He is We by choice, she just chose to leave when she did. The band was in a transition period where they were going to be permanently introducing Stevie Scott as their vocalist, and basically her leaving just meant her not working on the record at all. Either way, the new cd would not have had her voice or singing on it. Hope this helps,Tommy FinneganHe is We Fansite

      > Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2012 04:19:01 +0000 > To: >

      1. Oh i know Tommy. Her decision is her decision. 🙂 i will still love her and her voice just as much as i did when she was in he is we. thank you though 🙂 and you spelt my name wrong. It’s spelt Alannah.. common mistake though…

  3. Rachel, the reason i still have hope & thereason i am still somewhat sane is because of He is We. My life seriously revolves around you guys. My one goal in life is to meet you guys & thank you in person, because i owe you so much. It really upsets me that your leaving he is we. But i respect & support you just like i always felt you & trevor have for me. Im looking forward to hear anything new you write! Good luck rachel! I really hope to hear from you soon<3
    Love a really dedicated fan<3

  4. Rachel, Iv never been one to beat around the bush, so Im going to get to the point. Im heart broken to hear that He Is We may no longer be. But i want you to know that I, among many of your devoting fans are behind you and support you through everything. I think it is great that you are not letting them take this dream of yours away from you with out a fight. You have inspired me to do what i want in life, and to not let anybody get in my way! You have shown me that if i want it, i can and will get it. And i want to thank you for that.

    If He Is We does break up, I want you to know that i hope you can start something up again, maybe just you. we all support and love you and your music!!! DONT STOP PLAYING!!!

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