'People wanted my autograph! Surreal!' ; Rebecca King NOTTINGHAM SOUNDClifton's Rebecca King releases a new single, Damn It I Do, next week, with an accompanying video filmed in Spain. Simon Wilson reports
The single, Damn It I Do, is a little saucy isn't it? What's the story? It's from the point of view of someone who has just come out of a relationship, where their ex-partner says something along the lines of I know we are not together now but we can still sleep with each other, right? I've experienced that. It's a song for the girls.
How would you describe its sound? It has a great summery, funky vibe and should get everyone smiling and up on their feet. It's very up-beat and dancey with soulful vocals and a funky bassline.
Who was the producer? Jorden Milnes. He co-wrote it. I wrote the lyrics and the top line and Jorden produced the beat. He's amazing at finding the best harmonies.
And you filmed the video in Spain? Yes, I was already going on holiday with a friend and Tony Byrne, who shot the video, was kind enough to fly out and shoot it. We did some filming in both Lloret de Mar and Barcelona. Being the first video I have ever shot it was quite nerve-racking and embarrassing.
I had to get used to crowds of people watching. The further we got into the process I began to love it.
We even had people wanting to have their picture taken with me and to have my autograph! That was surreal.
How is the single released? It's on iTunes and Beatport.
What are the plans for the near future? I'm working with my guitarist, Sky, on an acoustic set. I'm also currently working on a project with a producer called Kidda Beats and another with production duo One Bomb. And I'm involved with singer/songwriter/ producer Aaron Kane and his team in America on a collaboration which has got me very excited. I have also been gigging around Nottingham, playing the Bodega, the Rescue Rooms and the Waterfront Festival. All of the gigs have been amazing; not only feeling myself grow as a performer but also because of the support from other artists. There is such a great wealth of musical talent in Nottingham and everyone is so supportive; it's like a music family.
What plans do you have for an album? The album I am hoping to release at the beginning of 2014. There are two songs on there that I would like to release as singles before that, though.
Anything else? Well, as well as the music I've been busy being a mum and I'm still pole-dancing. I now have a pole at my house.
Rebecca King plays the Jam Cafe in Hockley on September 5 as part of the White Collar Zoo live streaming session. For more,go to rebeccaking-official.com.
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