Check out our interview with singer, songwriter, producer & multi-instrumentalist Beck Black who will be releasing her new single this Friday, October 21st, “Gotta Get Back To My Baby” from the highly anticipated “Electric Cowgirl” EP!

Since emerging at SXSW 2014’s Music Saves Lives, Beck Black has taken no prisoners. Fronting the band with her killer dark vocals, Ms. Black dominates the stage alongside Adam Alt (Street Drum Corp) and Mo Mattaquin. Together they blaze with Rock & Roll’s purest fire. They’ve circulated through Los Angeles’s iconic venues such as the Troubadour, The Echo, Whisky a Go Go, The Viper Room, and The Satellite(formerly SpaceLand), aligning themselves with music’s most true and historic, amplifying their sound with the very soul of Rock. For the bluesy pop punk band, there is no such thing as a simmer: every beat of the drum is fiercely pounded, every guitar string electrified, and with the power of her vocals Ms. Black herself channels the dynamic energy into eruption.

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Describe yourself in 3 words?

A metamorphosis unfolding.

We’re sure you have been asked this million times but how did you get in the industry?

I was acting in a film as a Sailor and the muse. Within the two different gender roles, I created “The Sailor Song”. A song of forlorn love and crossing the seven seas on the ocean breeze. The song became the film’s theme song and from there I realized I had a deep passion for writing songs about different characters locked up in my heart chest. Each song lets the character free. Now I have a plethora of songs about different characters.

How has this changed your life?

I am at peace with myself within this creative outlet of writing, performing, and producing songs. I’ve endured a lot of heartache in this world as we all have. Having a creative outlet to express and heal from traumas can change one’s life for the better.

Describe your sound in 3 words?

Electric, eclectic, evolving.

Who influenced you and why did you choose to make music?

The crooning of both Jim Morrison (the poet) and Patsy Cline.

Do you play any instrument?

Yes. Several. I am a classically trained pianist, flutist, double keyboard player live (bass and melody), bass guitar, and a little electric guitar.

Do you ever get nervous?

All the time. But not on stage. Before the stage and everywhere else in between.

Tell us about your single “Gotta Get Back To My Baby?”

“GGBTMB” was written on a whim after completing the music video for “Don’t Call Me Darlin”. Now, I have 5 songs complete for the “Electric Cowgirl” EP to be released in 2023. I hope to record two more in order for “Electric Cowgirl” to become an album of 7 songs.

What’s the story behind the song?

I had feelings for someone at the time but had really nothing else to offer them but my heart. We barely had time to see one another from a distance and thus the song was created from that desire to see one another again. “GGBTMB” was recorded in Queens, NYC with a video of my character wondering around Brooklyn to Manhattan in search to find my lover before they walk out of my life for good, leaving the key to my heart.

And about your highly anticipated EP “Electric Cowgirl”?

“He Won’t Leave”, “Ode to Mama”, “Don’t Call me Darlin” and “Where the Trials Divide, will be coming out on the “Electric Cowgirl” EP. These songs have a 1950’s classic Country quality with a fuse of other genres to make it more universal and presently relevant to modern music. These songs poured out of me like rain during a thunderstorm.

What is the most rewarding part of your work?

Inspiring others in a positive manner.

What book should every entrepreneur read?

“The Secret”

What would say are the greatest lessons you learned so far?

Family comes first no matter where you are in your career.

What advice would you give to your younger self and why?

To not worry so much.

How would your best friend describe you?

Fun, funny, charming.

If you are a book, what would be the title of the book and why?

“The Wild Tales of a Lost Soul”

What’s next for Beck Black in the last months of 2022 and for 2023?

To release several songs and videos across the spectrum of genres with the goal to go global.

What is your favorite healthy food?

Smoothies

And your favorite cheat food?

French fries and hot sauce.

How would you explain your fashion style?

Love to wear different patterns and do what feels right, not what’s an idiom of style according to TikTok.

What is your own definition of happiness?

Finding yourself and being at peace with your highest self.

If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?

Martin Luther King Jr. brought peace to this Earth, during an inclement time where all of mankind needed to heal from the wounds of tyranny. Martin Luther King Jr. shared words of wisdom by marching on despite the looming threat of his own mortality.

What would be the dream holiday, and who would you go with?

The islands of Greece and Italy with my mom Barbara Black.

Best advice ever given?

ABC…Always Be Cool “Lyle Booker”

Do you support any charity?

Each year for my birthday I register for the “Ocean Foundation”. It’s a non-profit organization that helps clean our oceans from human waste and plastics.

Where do you see yourself and your career in 5 years from now?

As a world touring performer with an Entertainment Law degree. All musicians and performers should be aware of their rights and ways to protect their intellectual property from the grasp of Gollums in this industry.

Favorite song? Why?

“Sleep Walker” by Santo & Johnny. The soothing strides of guitar have magically induced day dreaming since I was a young lass drifting away imagining slow dancing in a golden field.

What do you think of Social Media?

It’s a useful tool for distribution but it’s also the detriment of art.

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Quote: Universal Truth must be explored. Love and Death shall never be ignored.” -Self

Movie: “Amadeus”

Book: Poetry by Percey Bysshe Shelley

Tv Series: “Better Call Saul”

Travel Destination: Egyptian Pyramids

 


 

Cover Photo: Studio recording “GGBTMB” by Dante Lattanzi

Woods Photo Credit: Christina Cole

Artwork: By Royce Richmond