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Bebe Rexha Reflects!

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Echo Lawrence - May 4, 2021

Bebe Rexha was interviewed by fellow songwriter Alicia Keys for the new issue of Interview magazine where they pair spoke about success, songwriting and self-sabotage. Bebe, who's real name is Bleta, won her first grammy for Eminem's The Monster which led to her own song I'm a Mess being nominated for two Grammy awards and many more accolades.

Bebe took a little 3 year break from making music and is back now with her second album Better Mistakes which is due to drop this week and has already brought us singles like Sacrifice, which became an instant club hit despite clubs being closed.

When Alicia asked about the jazz influence in Bebe's songs, the 31 year old brought up the fact that she has been playing the trumpet for 8 years. We already knew this because we saw Bebe make her way over to TrumpetTok a few weeks ago.. Read the full interview here!

"I’m actually sitting next to my trumpet right now. I played trumpet for eight years and I was in a jazz band. I started thinking about that recently because in some of the songs in the album, like“Die For a Man,” when I sing my melodies… I really think they came from playing the trumpet. I wanted so badly to play the piano, but my parents couldn’t afford it and they couldn’t afford the lessons. The only instrument left to rent for free in New York City was the trumpet. I was so sad cause I had braces. I always loved Gwen Stefani and No Doubt, how she had the vibrato."


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