Shed All Fear With beccs in Award-Winning Single, “Scared of Me”
Without a distinct presence in front of us, the stage can feel wide. Unoccupied. Alone, the effort to remember the singer’s name will lose in the battle for attention against our glowing screens. An evening of music with Becca Gastfriend won’t let such an act of boredom pass. She’s full of movement, poise, and spunk— and when she sings more intimately, as though few people are in the room, within the next instant, she surprises you from belting her fiery lungs out, shaking walls and the attention of every venue she’s performed in. She puts massive amounts of energy into her darkest and most vulnerable songs, which all share personal pains and desires. The Boston-bred, now Brooklynite musician introduces herself as beccs.
With her staggering voice, comes along her words for other people's empowerment. Last month, she presented her original, award-winning song at GRLCVLT’s F**k Rape Culture Event to unseat the ‘Stanford Rape Case’ judge; the successful event gained 800 signatures from an audience of a thousand. The depthful song premiered at the Campus MovieFest awards ceremony because she had won first runner up in the Elfenworks Social Justice Songwriting Competition—a true testament to how positive and determined of a singer and human being she is today.
And now it’s time to shed the song to you. Emancipate from all fear, and let those personal discoveries fly so very openly towards you, as beccs would say. Six years has gotten her even closer to releasing her debut EP Unfound Beauty. Expect nothing other than the highest quality of production and sound coming from artist/producer, Richard Barone (Associated work with The Bongos, Tony Visconti, Lou Reed, Pete Seeger, and Moby) and Grammy-nominated audio engineer Steve Addabbo (Bobby McFerrin, Suzanne Vega’s “Luka,” and Jeff Buckley). “Scared of Me” is the award-winning single featured on the new EP and we are proud to premiere it. beccs promises a dynamic track with a “sonically haunting instrumental motif, anthemic chorus, and minor to major chord progression” and we feel nothing but honored to celebrate the strength of women alongside her.
“All around me, women are raising other women up,” beccs says. “The song is a testament to these women—a celebration of them. It’s reclaiming our fear so we can transcend it. It’s letting you know we’re speaking out. We’re fighting back. We’re not scared.”
Stay tuned for beccs’ music video “Therapy”
beccs’ music video release concert is August 24th at NYC’s The Slipper Room.