Q and A with Bethany BeckerJune 5, 2016
BareBones Ent recently sat down with country singer and 2015 BareBones Female Vocalist of the Year winner, Bethany Becker. After having recently released her debut album, I Want Love, she’s been keeping herself busy. Find out what all she had to say about the new album, awards, and what’s next for her!
BS: It’s been a little bit since we talked. How’ve you been?
BB: I’ve been great! Busy, but great :). A lot has happened since I released my EP in 2014, and it has been a fun journey.
BS: You just released your debut album, I Want Love. What was the creating of this album like for you?
BB: This sounds cliché, but it was a dream come true! I keep thinking about how my twelve year old self would be screaming if I told her she’d get to create and release an album in just a few years. As far as the actual creation process, I’ve really fallen in love with songwriting and recording. There’s something really cool about watching a song go from an idea to a fully produced piece of art. It’s funny to me that some ideas and hooks I came up with just sitting in my room are now out of my head and on an album.
BS: What was the most challenging song for you to write and why?
BB: I would have to say “Walls.” When I came up with the hook it was really directed at myself. I have issues with trying to always appear like I have it all together and have a hard time trusting people with my flaws. In the song, I acknowledge that we need to tear down the walls we put up and let people in. It’s really personal to me.
BS: What song are you most excited for people to hear or think they’ll most relate to?
BB: I go back and forth on this one, but lately I’ve been getting quite a bit of a reaction to “Goodbye.” It’s about reaching a point after being dumped where you realize “Wait, that was actually a super terrible relationship, and I’m way better off without them,” but it’s not from an angry, prideful, or vengeful perspective. I don’t think that’s something we see a lot in songs that deal with moving on, so I’m excited for people to hear it 🙂
BS: We loved the album. What other responses have you received on it?
BB: Aw thank you! I’ve received a very positive response so far, which of course means the world to me since I’ve poured my heart and soul into this thing. I’m excited to see where it goes 🙂
BS: Last year you won our Female Vocalist of the Year award (voted on by your fans). What was that like for you?
BB: That was really exciting for me, especially because it was fan voted! I was behind for most of the competition but they pushed me to the front before the end. It was super unexpected and I am very thankful to everyone who voted 🙂
BS: What did it mean to you to win and see so much support?
BB: It made me super happy! It’s great to be reminded that so many awesome people have my back and care about me and my music 🙂
BS: Hot off a new album are you ready to try and take it again this year?
BB: Yes I am! Haha it’s really up to the fans and not me, but I’m trusting that they’ll support me again this year 🙂
BS: What’s next for you?
BB: My focus right now is promoting I Want Love! I have a full band now and they’re super awesome, so we’ve been working on booking and playing shows as much as possible. I also have big plans for YouTube this summer…so stay tuned 😉
BS: Any shows or tours you can share with us?
BB: My show schedule is constantly growing, but you can check out what’s coming up at http://bethanybecker.com/upcoming-shows/
BS: Anything else you would like to say to your fans out there?
BB: Thank y’all so much for sticking by my side through this journey and supporting my crazy dreams! I hope y’all love this new music as much as I do <3