Bebe Rexha Releases New Album “Bebe”
American singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha released her third studio album “Bebe” along with a new music video for “Seasons" on April 28, 2023 via Warner Records.
It is her first album in two years since the 2021 album “Better Mistakes”.
The album comprises 12-track, with guest appearances from Snoop Dogg, David Guetta, and Dolly Parton.
Produced by Burns, David Guetta, Ido Zmishlany, Joe Janiak, and Timofey Reznikov.
The accompanying music video for “Seasons" was directed by Natalie Simmons.
She began making the album in December 2021, beginning with "Seasons", the first song written for the album.
Bebe Rexha shared on social media, “Making this was a process of trying to find my happiness again and putting it back into the music.. I couldn't be more grateful for all the people in my life who helped me get here and for all of YOU for supporting me endlessly. you fill me with so much love and joy. I hope you love this as much as I do, it's some of my proudest work I've ever created.”
The album is inspired by '70s pop and post-disco sounds.
Bebe Rexha told People about the album, “Obviously, a little bit more of the '70s inspired this [album] because I fell in love with '70s music. I feel like the songwriting was so good, so I was really inspired by that [era] and wanted to incorporate that a little bit more into this project. From my last album to now, I'm definitely in a much better place. Somebody described the last album being more like the moon, and this being more like the sun. The energy's different. It's more vibrant and fun. I hope the world loves it as much as I do.”
Bebe Rexha explained about some tracks for the album.
“Heart Wants What It Wants” via Official Charts
“It's a blast into the '70s. That's why we're doing a little bit of Farrah Fawcett. I grew up with immigrant parents, so we didn't really listen to '70s music that much. We listened to Albanian music, and then I did a deep dive into the '70s, and I was like, 'Wait, Fleetwood Mac? Diana Ross? What's going on?'”
“Satellite” with Snoop Dogg” via People
“Working with Snoop is a dream. He called me at 7:00 the next morning [after sharing the song via Instagram] with a big blunt in his hand being like, 'Yo, check your email. You have an email'. He's like, 'You have to try my Death Row Joints,' and I was like, 'Right now, on the video set? I'm going to look high on the video.' He said, 'Just try it,' and I was like, 'Okay'. I took a hit of it, and I got so high with Snoop Dogg. But who could say they got high with Snoop Dogg? That's like a lifetime thing.”
“Call On Me” via Official Charts
“I feel like the UK will eat that up. That's a really good middle ground [between the two styles]. I kind of wanted to dip everyone's feet into the water with 'Heart Wants What It Wants', and 'Call On Me' is the perfect mix of the 70s stuff and the big dance hook. I absolutely love that record every time I play it with my friends. I love the empowerment; if I want somebody to satisfy me, I'm not calling anyone. I can do it myself!”
“I'm Good (Blue)” with David Guetta
“This song is nostalgic to when I was younger, listening to Eiffel 65's original song, and it was just a fun record that David and I put together naturally. So happy that it's out in the world now.”
“Seasons” with Dolly Parton via People
“I've always wanted to work with Dolly Parton. She is an inspiration to me, not just as an artist, but as a human — and a songwriter as well. She's an incredible songwriter, and I was always so in awe of her because she's able to write these incredible, massive songs for other artists and then also have her own career. So, to be able to work with her was such a special moment. I grew up listening to her. My grandmother would always play her songs, my mom as well.”
Photo by Dennis Leupold
- source : Apple Music