She had a purpose and a straight vision of where she wanted to get
Yet, the path that leads to a true fulfillment, her achievement, isn’t so straight and snakes,
Walking on and on, to the light of Lightning Bugs, like a Wandering Soul that Can’t Sleep at night
This would not shake her determination, this could not knock her hustle, she got too much Soul.
Dedicated, she steps and finesses, despite a path made of Crooked Lines.
She’s Rebekah Todd, and she made it through her odyssey to release her new album!
These past two years, she’s been working on it, and the result is magnificent experience.
Her album Crooked Lines is out today, February 17th 2017, and available everywhere (Itunes, Spotify).
Album of maturity where the singer from Wilmington, North Carolina reached a new level of confidence in the Soul & Blues styles.
Through the creative process, she’s grown to find her voice, hitting higher and bigger notes.
You can appreciate in all the layers of each track, from the soothing notes her voice smoothly blows, in songs such as Trouble, or Let Me Prove My Love..
She flawlessly explores the soul and jazz in her skills when she scats in Hustle upon the layers of Funk (from the horn section) and Gospel (from the back vocals and the keyboard) that recalls the Pentecostal churches in North Carolina.
At last, the blaze and fierceness in her voice she lets explode in the rockiest grooves like in Can’t Sleep.
These layers are so rich, there’s something new to notice in the songwriting,
Whether it’s about sudden violin chords, the different sounds from the organ, the bluesy and catchy rhythm patterns of the drums that really give the global shape of the songs, or every vocal tone.
“Everyday, every night Every minute, on the grind”
“Got to get the money”
This American Dream y’all is hard to find
I got the Blues and I got the Soul
This single is an obvious reality check, and a wonderful tribute to all the dedicated hard workers.
In our last interview, we focused on the balance between musicianship and entrepreneurship, and through her music, Rebekah Todd highlights in the best of ways the worth of all entrepreneurs working day and night for their living.
These entrepreneurs include buskers who play saxophone or guitar in the streets, or even violin in a shop, cooks, coffee shop owners,… any hard hustlers, handling business.
“I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man, let me handle my business, damn.”