To discuss her feelings about the project, Black shares that “it feels like such an incredible emotional release to have what [she’s] been working on for the past year and a half out in the world…Now is the first time [she feels] like [she’s] proved to [herself that she] can really do this.”
“I have spent the past 10 years constantly questioning myself and asking myself if I was really able to ever overcome my own insecurities. Now looking at this project completely finished, I couldn’t be more proud of what I have been able to create with some of the most talented and kind team I’ve known. Truth is, I couldn’t have made this project without having experienced what I have in my past, and I am finally able to celebrate that for myself,” she continues.
Featuring six brand-new songs, Black’s EP is a must-listen for all types of people, no matter your gender, race or sexual identity. The project kicks off with “Better In My Memory,” a new song with boosted bass and a retro feeling, highlighting its nostalgia focused lyrics; followed by “Personal,” which melts bubble-gum pop and hyperpop glitches as smooth as The Secret World of Alex Mack. “NGL” is distorted to perfection and even references crying to Sky Ferreira; while “Blue” is a sultry, sensual, yet sad, side of the project that’s followed by “Worth It For The Feeling,” in which the soon to be 24-year-old grapples over an ex-lover. The project closes with the anthemic track “Girlfriend,” which Rebecca performed on the Tamron Hall Show.
It’s been one year since Black came out on the ‘Dating Straight’ podcast, and to celebrate the important milestone, the singer/songwriter proudly received the honor of Variety’s ‘Power of Pride’ 2021 list among other accolades.
She dishes to E! News about Pride and emphasizes her aspiration to “continue to make not only Pride a month for [her] journey and [her] community and the people in my audience who are queer, but also [thinks] it’s an extremely vital reminder of the work that needs to be done.” She recognizes her position, and reminds audiences that “as a queer person with a platform, [she is] very cognizant of that and [she’ll] just continue to try to be a better representative as much as [she can].”
Up next, Black will hit the road for her first North American tour at the forefront of 2022. DJ, songwriter, producer and performance art practitioner girl Alice Longyu Gao will join as the supporting act.
Tickets go for sale beginning Friday, June 18. To buy yours and receive more information go HERE!
Thursday, January 13, 2022 – Washington, DC @ Union Stage+
Friday, January 14, 2022 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom+
Saturday, January 15, 2022 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground+
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall+
Thursday, January 20, 2022 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop – Popscene+
Friday, January 21, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour+
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