In the lead-up to recording the songs on her second release, 'Famous Secrets,' Rachel Smith enlisted Tamara Williamson, the critically acclaimed musician and doyenne of Toronto's indie scene, as producer. The two quickly agreed on an artistic direction that would highlight Rachel's compelling voice and incisive songwriting abilities. Trading the rich studio sound that characterized her debut, 'The Clearing,' for the immediacy of a home studio and lo-fi equipment, they crafted an album that is gentle and surprising, revealing it's secrets slowly. Recording took place over a single week in Tamara's farmhouse in Stouffville, Ontario. Doors were left ajar to allow dogs, cats and the rhythms and melodies of rural southern Ontario to come and go at will. The natural sounds of thunderstorms, frogs, and passing cars accompany the album's stories of brokedown relationships and young love. Once the rough tracks had been laid down, Tamara called on the talents of other Toronto indie talents like Al Okada (Microbunny, King Cobb Steelie), Mitch Girio, and drummer Morgan Doctor. The resulting collection of songs is a meeting of old and new, folk and electronica, melodic pop and introspective hymns.