Review Fix Exclusive: Bek Phillips Talks ‘NYC’

Review Fix chats with singer Bek Phillips who discusses her new collaboration with singer/songwriter Luke McMaster and her thoughts on her future in music and the influences behind her signature sound.

A savvy and sultry new voice in pop, Phillips has the potential to be a charismatic up and coming star.

Review Fix: How do you want your music to affect the world?

Bek Phillips: I think music connects all of us. We all experience love, loss and the emotions that make us human. I think being a songwriter is like saying, “I know how you feel and I’ve felt that way too.”

Review Fix: What was it like to work with Luke McMaster?

Phillips: Luke is fantastic and I really look up to him as a songwriter and artist. The song floored me when I heard it and was honored to be part of it. I’ve sung with Luke in the past and our voices blended beautifully so I was super excited to hear the final product.

Review Fix: How do you want your part in McMaster’s “NYC” to be remembered?

Phillips: I want the song as a whole to be remembered as a hit.

Review Fix: How has New York City affected your life?

Phillips: I’m an East Coast girl so some of my very first shows as an aspiring artist were in NYC clubs. There is an energy there that I can’t explain. NYC inspired me to follow my dreams and when I played there I always felt like I was on my way.

Review Fix: Who are your musical influences?

Phillips: Growing up, I listened to a lot of Tori Amos, Sarah McLachlan and Fiona Apple. Now I enjoy listening to Jessie J and Beyonce as well as more folk rock sounds like Brandi Carlile and Grace Potter. Review Fix: Who do you see yourself touring with one day? Phillips: You know I can’t answer that simply because as a songwriter I never know where I will be creatively and who will be up and coming on the scene. I will tour with whoever will take me.

Review Fix: What are you working on now?

Phillips: I’ve been doing a lot of writing and trying to figure out what I want to say and where I want to go creatively with my 3rd album.

Review Fix: Where do you want to be a year from now?

Phillips: Honestly, I would love to be promoting a hit single, and touring the country and possibly the world.

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Patrick Hickey Jr. is the Founder, Editor-in-Chief, Master Jedi and Grand Pooh-bah of ReviewFix.com and is the author of the book, "The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews with Cult and Classic Video Game Developers," from leading academic and non-fiction publisher McFarland and Company. He is currently the Assistant Director of the Journalism Program at Kingsborough Community College and is a former News Editor at NBC Local Integrated Media and a National Video Games Writer at the late Examiner.com. He has also had articles and photos published in The New York Times, The New York Daily News, Complex and The Syracuse Post-Standard. Love him. Read him.

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