Combining the artistry of Florence & the Machine, the thought-provoking lyric writing of Stevie Nicks, and the wonder and curiosity of Bjork, Rebekah Fitch is a new alt-pop artist from Belfast that will spark intrigue. The power of music is in its ability to carry a message, and this is exactly what Rebekah does with aplomb. With an affinity for indelible melody alongside a healthy thirst for artistic and sonic experimentation, Rebekah is an artist always striving for something new, and not afraid to push boundaries.
This year she released her debut EP, Broken Mind, to rave reviews from Clash, Nialler9, Joe.ie and many more. She has been playlisted on major Irish radio stations such as FM104 (as Select Irish), Cool FM and U105, and is building a growing buzz with her multi-instrumental live shows, complete with mesmerising live-looping and powerful vocals. Further recognition comes from being one of five nominated acts in the NI Music Prize for the Oh Yeah Contender Award (Emerging Act). She also embarked on her first UK and Ireland tour, supported Britain’s Got Talent Winner Tokio Myers in the SSE Arena Belfast, and performed to a sold-out Koko in London.
Need to Feel is a song written from a place of isolation and numbness, with a desperation for something more. Tackling the taboo of mental health and its awareness head on, you feel the passion for her music and her message in every cadence and each word of the song. Musically it sits in a niche of its own, creating a wonky pop crossover that embraces a lavish and cinematic darkness, which provides the perfect vehicle for Rebekah’s vocals to wash over you with each grippingly immersive line.
Sharing an insight to Need To Feel, Rebekah shares:
“Need to Feel is a song written from a place of isolation with a desperation for more. 16-25s are now the loneliest group in the country. Why have we reached a stage where we struggle to let even the closest to us know what is really going on in our heads?”