On the track + video, Beale shares, “This incredibly personal song was co-written with two of my close friends, Reggie Williams (aka R/LUM/R) and Mike Gossin (Gloriana). As a woman raised in the South I was taught to ‘have grit’ and ‘save face.’ In the darkest of times I’ve felt alone. This story is unfortunately common for many women. We fight, we struggle, we survive toxic, violent, manipulate relationships with the very partners we are supposed to be able to trust completely with our whole selves.
“I want this song to be a PSA and a point of encouragement and empowerment. You can cut the toxicity out of your life, you can work on better mental, physical, and emotional health, you can be ‘selfish’ and take care of yourself. The more I lean into that the more the painful memories become a pile of ash in the rear view.”
Then, in late fall, she began crowdfunding for her solo project, where she raised over $20k to bring life her debut record Ignite, which she wrote, recorded, and promoted with friend and producer Mike Gossin (Gloriana), which was nominated for “Best Pop EP” at the 15th annual Independent Music Awards. her song, “New Fling (feat. Kristo Rewlz)” took hope “Best Pop Song” at the IMAs in November 2016 at Lincoln Center in NYC.