Bebe Rexha

Bebe Rexha in "I'm Gonna Show You Crazy" video

Bebe Rexha in “I’m Gonna Show You Crazy” video

If you have $4.65 to spare, you should head over to iTunes and purchase Bebe Rexha’s debut EP I Don’t Wanna Grow Up.

The singer, who gained noteriety for singing on Cash Cash’s electronic smash hit “Take Me Home,” has been working on releasing a new project for quite some time now, and it was definitely worth the wait. The five-song EP features the catchy melodies and vivid lyrics we’ve come to expect from the newcomer. Rexha displays the type of lyrical vulnerability and honesty we’ve come to expect from singer/songwriters such as Tove Lo and it is certainly refreshing.

The EP’s title track is more subdued than we’re used to from Rexha, production wise. “Nothing makes me feel like you do,” she coos on the hook, showing off her beautiful head voice. And, the refrain on “Pray” will be stuck in your head for days. Guaranteed. Then, of course there are the emotionally-charged pop singles “I Can’t Stop Drinking About You” and “I’m Gonna Show You Crazy.”

If you’re still not convinced it’s worth purchasing, you can head below to stream the project in it’s entirety.

Sidenote: I didn’t realize Rexha co-wrote Tinashe’s “All Hands On Deck” until Jon Ali pointed it out! The singer/songwriter previously co-wrote Eminem and Rihanna’s “The Monster.” Continue reading

Bebe Rexha in "I'm Gonna Show You Crazy" music video

Bebe Rexha in “I’m Gonna Show You Crazy” music video

Bebe Rexha‘s “I’m Gonna Show You Crazy” has one of my favorite messages from the pop songs that have been released this year.

The song finds Rexha battling with mental illness and reeling against traditional methods of treatment. The newly released music video doesn’t stray too much from this, although it isn’t specifically about mental illness.

In the visuals, Rexha is sent to reform school after failing to get along with her prim and proper family members. Once there, she refuses to conform and ends up taking over the school, of course. This is a pop video, remember?

It’s worth noting Bebe Rexha does look absolutely stunning in this video. It’s great to see her coming into her own as an artists. She’s been writing hits for major pop stars and now it looks like it may finally be her time to shine.

(It’s also worth noting the acoustic version of this song is still amazing and way better than the single version.) Continue reading

Bebe Rexha in "I Can't Stop Drinking About You"

Bebe Rexha in “I Can’t Stop Drinking About You”

You know what you should probably do in a video for a song called “I Can’t Stop Drinking About You?”

Drink.

Bebe Rexha pours drinks, throws drinks and breaks bottles, but she doesn’t actually take a sip of anything in the video for her latest single. When alcohol is not visible, she can be seen sulking in a room and slapping her lover.

Where the song feels effortlessly catchy, the video feels a bit forced.

I still believe Rexha could achieve solo success based on her songwriting skills and distinct voice, so I’m anxious to see what else she has in store for us.

She is currently prepping her debut album. Continue reading

Warner Bros. Records

Warner Bros. Records

Bebe Rexha has been slowly winning us over for a while now. In 2013 the singer penned Eminem and Rihanna’s no. 1 single “The Monster” (her demo is way better than their version) and prominently displayed her raspy vocals on Cash Cash’s “Take Me Home.” Now, Rexha is finally ready to step into the spotlight with her first solo single “I Can’t Stop Drinking About You.”

The dance track finds the songstress taking shots to “forget forever” with a lover who seems to be more interested in another woman. The tracks switches between an acoustic guitar and pinging synths as Rexha repeats the memorable hook (“I can’t stop drinking about you”).

You can already imagine her stumbling around a big empty house with smeared makeup in the video.

If she keeps this up she’ll be swinging from a chandelier like Sia in no time! Continue reading

RCA

RCA

Pitbull and Ke$ha have officially knocked Eminem and Rihanna from the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The duo’s dance hit “Timber” tops the chart this week, followed by OneRepublic’s “Counting Stars.”

Following a three week run, Eminem and Rihanna’s single “The Monster” is no. 3 on the chart. Lorde’s “Royals” and A Great Big World’s “Say Something” rounds out the top five at no. 4 & 5, respectively.

I’ll admit I love “Timber” way more than “The Monster.” Ironically, Rihanna was initially supposed to sing the hook on “Timber,” but she was too busy collaborating with Shakira. Idolator posted songwriter Bebe Rexha’s demo for “The Monster” earlier this week and just like with Skylar Grey’s demo of “Love the Way You Lie,” it is so much better than the official collaboration.

Listen to the demo below!! Continue reading