We're always looking to draw in new elements into what we do, this time we spoke to a star-to-be, you might not have heard of her just yet, but she has a good career in the making on the horizon.
We speak of course of Becca B, one of R&B's hottest properties, so hot we think she's metal enough to deserve the coverage by us! Becca B supported Gareth Gates and Stacey Solomon and so you would think this would be the perfect start to any music career in the mainstream, however Becca admits that she was slightly nervous at the time in question:
"I was so giddy when I came to being on the same stage as Gareth but didn't really bother me with Stacey. I actually didn't stay and watch her, plus she arrived late! All I was thinking watching Gareth was that's going to be me one day".
Of course during life we all make decisions that can either be straightforward or so hard and difficult to apprehend that we don't know what to think, so when Becca shifted from playing football to singing, she reiterated her passion for football and despite her drawbacks when she was 18 she remained determined to achieve something life. Regarding playing football (and at a charity match; let's hope someone reads this who wants her on their side), Becca shared her thoughts on it:-
"I never really achieved anything major with it as I had a kid at 18, so couldn't go on to play for anyone major but having to give football up was where I needed to be to knuckle down on my career. Yes of course I would play a charity match that would be awesome!"
Music connects with us and we connect with the musicians, but a compromise has to be met according to Becca in terms of how musicians use social media, it's becoming harder yet ironically easier as well, "it’s great to interact with fans and answer questions but so hard to get a reply back from radio papers etc, they just seem to ignore it! Lol", but naturally social media has enabled musicians to share their music to an international audience; potential at that, so of course Becca's new single 'Ready & Waiting' would surely act as the catalyst for her exposure.
After all it featured MceBisi who Becca regards as a "cool and an awesome artist" and one who she'd love to collaborate with again, currently she's "working on new material, but I really want ‘Ready and Waiting’ to be heard, it's different, easy listening and so catchy!" (we couldn't disagree), clearly Becca has vision in mind so take note, this lass isn't giving up anytime soon!
‘Ready and Waiting’ without any doubt has given Becca a boost in confidence following comments made about the song, especially when "a lot have said they can't get it out of their head", clearly it is loved, whether it be because of the music or the lyrics that Becca wrote for it. Her inspirations are drawn from her own experiences, emphasizing that it makes "the lyrics fresh, it's good to offer something different".
Becca goes on to confess her love for Olly Murs, adding that not only is he cool but also that she loves most music genres, as for R&B if it is listened to both musically and lyrically it is just as good, if not better!". Of course music borrows elements from all types, metal from classical for example. She confesses she want's to do a music video for ‘Ready and Waiting’ and Eurovision, adding "once I get a feel for how well the songs doing! And most definitely hell yeah I would defo do Eurovision!"
Becca wishes to thank:-
"Electric Bear Records both Simon and Jared have been so good helping me produce this track and I’m sure I do Jared’s head in, I’m constantly on the phone! I wanna say a massive thank you to all my fans for sticking by me in all the decisions and directions I’VE been taking and hope they all like "Ready and Waiting" also to my family and friends for their support and hello to all my new fans!"
"Ready and Waiting" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kWHkGrkvlw
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