Summer Jam, Sunday 23rd July, 16.25 – 16.50, Central Stage, Sefton Park, Liverpool FREE
Over the last four years it feels as if Becky has never been off the radio – and her distinctive voice makes her hard to miss. She’s the voice and songwriter behind smashes with Wilkinson, Oliver Heldens, MK, Matoma and Rudimental. But it’s through her own artist career and releases like ‘Losing’, ‘Warm’ and ‘Rude Love’ that she’s established an identity that exists in its own right, and on Becky’s own terms.
Pairing a small team with a big ambition was a setup that directly mirrored Becky’s own sensibilities: she describes her manner as that of a ‘mixed up girl next door’ and it’s an accessible, amiable attitude that’s baked into her own music, from the warmth of its production, to the tone of her lyrics, to the locations where those songs were recorded. Her work with MNEK is usually done out of his spare room at home; the first time she recorded with Shiftk3y it was in his bedroom at his mum’s house.
Becky’s lean, focused approach to pop has also allowed her to release singles like ‘Warm’ and ‘Rude Love’ on her own label – an arrangement that’s allowed her to achieve a pitch-perfect set up for her album.
Looking ahead through 2017 and beyond Becky’s been honing her live show, perfecting her songs and, of course, she continues to write – often for herself, sometimes for other artists – including A-listers whose Becky-composed songs are currently jostling for release. Becky’s own story, meanwhile, is still unfolding. But after a prologue this strong you won’t want to miss a moment.