“Don’t even think about messing with Gollay. In “White Stag,” the first single off the Fort Worth five-piece’s upcoming album, frontwoman Rachel Gollay and company shake you out of your contented haze and gear you up for war.” -Simone Carter / Fort Worth Weekly
"Gollay is Fort Worth’s Most Fascinating Songwriter."
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“Gollay’s “Built for Love” remains one of the most hookish tunes to come out of the 817 in recent years.”
- Visit Fort Worth
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"Built for Love, the debut album from Fort Worth songstress Rachel Gollay, is one of the best albums to materialize this year, from not only Fort Worth but North Texas.
Exhibiting a preternatural control of not only her whip-smart lyrics but the dense, lustrous compositions in which she places them, it’s a deeply intoxicating listen from first track to last.
With a novelist’s flair for detail — ‘Receptionist' is an achingly beautiful short story — and a musical omnivore’s willingness to absorb influence from anywhere, Built for Love spills out of the speakers fully formed, an incredibly polished first showing (produced by Russell Jack and Joshua Jones) catapulting Gollay to the front ranks of essential Texas artists."
Preston Jones, DFW.com / Fort Worth Star-Telegram
"Gollay's Built for Love is my jam. The pristine, melodically-driven tune brought songstress Rachel Gollay overwhelmingly positive reviews when it was released three years ago. The title has become something of a catch phrase locally with t-shirts being just one way fans show their love for this local band.
Audrey Rodriguez, Fort Worth Weekly
“'Built For Love’…a melody-rich mix of sharp wit, self-deprecation, and erotic fire, and, especially, Gollay’s gorgeous and expressive voice.”
Jimmy Fowler, Fort Worth Weekly
“Built For Love is sign of monster talent bearing a depth of character that sparkles and invites multiple listens.“
Keep Texas Live
"I put [Built For Love] in my CD player, and ever since, it’s been the first thing I listen to when taking a drive…this is an ever-so-slightly pop-ish folk/rock thing, and it works well on many levels. I can’t wait to see where they go with this, and I expect big things from this band.”
Steve Watkins, Concert Review: Gollay at the Live Oak - DFW.com/Fort Worth Star-Telegram
”Indie folk singer-songwriter Rachel Gollay is nobody’s pushover. Gentle but unsentimental, her voice is a precise and adult instrument that expresses her sometimes painfully honest tunes with smarts and steeliness.”
Fort Worth Weekly
“Gollay’s Built for Love, featuring nothing more than her voice and delicate acoustic guitar, breaks your heart in less than four minutes.”
Preston Jones, DFW.com
“Gollay delivers Built for Love, a somber and thoughtful warning. Her voice gorgeously aloof and aching at the same time, she laments, 'I don’t think he’s built for love’ with a precision and restraint barely holding back a tsunami of heartbreak.”
Fort Worth Weekly
Awards and lists
Player EP - Top 20 Local Albums of the Year (2018) - FW Weekly
“Rise” - Top 20 Local Songs of the Year (2018) - FW Weekly
Album of the Year - 2015 Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards
Best Female Vocalist Performance - 2014 Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards
Best Local Albums of 2014 (#1) - DFW.com / Star-Telegram
“Fight or Flight” - Local Songs of the Year 2014 - FW Weekly
“Fight or Flight” - Central Track’s Top 100 Local Songs of 2014