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Bebe Rexha Dazzles on Self-Titled Album “Bebe”

Bebe Rexha takes nostalgia to new heights on third album, Bebe, including hit collaborations with Snoop Dog and David Guetta. This project serves as the follow-up to her 2021 record, Better Mistakes.

Rexha’s newest foray reimagines ’70s and ’80s pop-rock synths, meeting somewhere between Miley Cyrus’s Plastic Hearts and Endless Summer Vacation. Similarly, Bebe has the souls of disco queen Diana Ross and witchy Fleetwood Mac, a seemingly odd pair that makes for a body of gold. The proof? Just listen to “Blue Moon.”

“I’m very excited. It feels amazing. I feel really proud of it. [The upcoming album] feels like an artistic project. This song is kind of a through line [for the album as a whole]. We’re creating a world. That’s what I’m really excited about.”

Rexha via Official Charts

The album’s centerpiece, the TikTok viral “I’m Good (Blue),” sees the DJ superstar Guetta riff on Eiffel 65’s seminal “Blue (Da Ba Dee).” The banger topped the charts in more than 20 countries, amassing over 1.1 billion streams.

However, the 2022 party anthem holds no candle to the follow-up single “Heart Wants What It Wants.” With echoes of nostalgic crowd-pleasing pop, Rexha always sparkles with an addictive, modern twist on a personal story. “‘Heart Wants What It Wants’ is about the time in relationships where you fall out of love with your partner,” Rexha says about the single.

“It’s an anthem about wanting what you want and not being apologetic for it. It could be anything you feel conflicted about wanting and not specific to romance.”

Bebe Rexha on “Heart Wants What It Wants”

Sweet Moments on Bebe

While Rexha garners instant party classics like candy (“In the Name of Love,” “Me Myself, & I,” and “Meant to Be”), there are slower moments that make the album worthwhile. The guitar sermon “Born Again” is honey-sweet like a summer kiss. The empowering up-tempo “I Am” also captures every bit of sunlight.

The album closer is a bluesy duet with country icon Dolly Parton, titled “Seasons.” While Dolly’s voice quivers with vulnerability, Rexha feels the same uneasines. Throughout the three minutes, they share each other’s strength to carry on – no matter the time or season.

Perhaps the song’s chorus is the central message of Rexha’s new album: “The seasons change right under my feet / I’m still the same, same, same, same old me.”

What do you think of Bebe Rexha’s new album, Bebe? Let us know in the comments!

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ANITA
ANITA
1 year ago

BEBE IS AN INCREDIBLE ALBUM!!! EVERY SONG IS GREAT!!! BLUE MOON, I’M NOT HIGH, I’M IN LOVE, OF COURSE CALL ON ME! ALL THOROUGHLY ENJOYABLE!