Irish Alt-Pop singer-songwriter Rebekah Fitch teams her soulful elegant vocals with down-tempo electronica on new single ‘Dust’; an ode to letting go and moving on in life after loss. She says: “Dust is about losing someone you thought would never lose, and the realization of how that impacts everything in your life. All the hopes and expectations you had built up for so long about your future just aren’t there anymore, and amidst the rubble that’s left, you’re overwhelmed at the idea of starting again.”
BBM sat down with Rebekah to discuss her latest single, creativity and pizza toppings!
Hey Rebekah, welcome to BBM. How are you today?
Hello! I’m very well thank you, currently eating some delicious banana bread made by my lovely housemate – the trend is still alive and kicking!
Sounds delicious! What can you tell us about your new single ‘Dust’?
I wrote this song as an outpouring of loss. It’s a journey of coming to terms with losing someone you thought you would never lose, and the realisation of the impact that will have for everything in your life.
There has to be a complete rewriting of all the hopes and expectations that had been built up for years. Going from complete certainty, to an entirely unknown future – dealing with the grief and loss around this new reality. A full picture of how I had always envisioned my future would be, suddenly reduced to dust.
When creating new music, what part of the process do you enjoy the most?
I find the first stages of melody and lyric writing the hardest – that always requires a lot of deep thought and perseverance – you never know if it’s going to be fruitful or not. I would say the production side is the most fun part for me, a lot of experimentation and collaboration with producers – and the hard part is finished, you’ve already written the song!
How would you describe your sound in three words?
That’s tricky. My sound can vary from song to song, but I would say emotive, enigmatic and bold.
If you can the choice to perform anywhere in the world, where would you choose and why?
I would love to do an open air concert, somewhere like Slane Castle in Ireland, or the Hollywood Bowl – bring in a full orchestra and a light show, and we’re talking!
Imagine you’re creating the perfect Pizza. What are your ideal toppings?
If there’s any kind of chicken and sweet pepper situation going on, I’m there for it. Maybe BBQ or chilli… always ALL the mozzarella
Any advice for artists who are just starting up in the industry?
Remember why you’re doing what you’re doing! There will be a lot of knock-backs and rejection, and everything takes longer than you anticipated. If you enjoy the process and try not to get too caught up in trying to reach and achieve, everything is more fulfilling. Work with people who support you, challenge you, and inspire you in your creativity.
Finally, What can we expect from you in the future?
Expect the unexpected haha! I love pushing boundaries and getting experimental with my creativity, amalgamating different art forms to elevate the impact of what I want to say. More adventurous and ambitious projects. I’m always challenging myself and seeking to improve my artistry and songwriting.
Dust is available to stream now.