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.