- John Platt, WFUV

"Rachel makes it look effortless with her accessible melodies, but dig deeper into her lyrics (like "crash course in chagrin") and you realize she's creating poetry in relatable human situations."

- Country Queer

"The State That We Are In is distinguished by its unique and affecting lyrical sensibility. Intensely imagistic and unsparingly observed, her lyrics capture a decidedly contemporary kind of wonder—awe tinged with fear, shuddering hope in the face of slow-motion ruin."

- Glide

“Late to Bloom” captures Garlin’s ability to write infectiously poignant music that resonates in a timeless way."