Today we’d like to introduce you to Beca.
Beca, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Thanks, Voyage LA for wanting to chat with me and find out a little about my story.
I’ve been an artist my entire life, as early as I can remember. When I was younger I used to hear music in the wind and the trees near my house, then I would run inside and write a song. I was lucky to have a really supportive family who loved the arts. And so I was in choirs, bands, and ensembles in school – composing for many of them.
Every time I start a new song it’s as if I’m looking at things from the perspective of my inner child – kind of like a kid in a candy store. I like to try to “feel” the song through being curious and using pure and raw emotions. That’s what keeps writing exciting and fresh.
The thing that drives me is creating beautiful music. And being able to share and move people with it.
Even though I’ve always seen myself as a songwriter, I ended up studying classical music composition at Juilliard in order to absorb the largest sound palette I could. It was thrilling to explore other genres such as jazz and avant-garde electronic music and to study with Pulitzer-prize-winning composers. At the same time, I was fascinated with the vibrant club culture and totally immersed myself in it, completely enjoying the pure celebration of life I got from being there. Recording dance music grew out of all those experiences/influences which are integrated into the music I make now.
Once I graduated school I started playing with indie bands and toured with some of them, then finally started my own solo project. Making music videos has become one of my favorite ways to fully express the idea of a song. I’ve been able to work with some fantastically talented people: directors, makeup artists, dancers, actors, and producers – who push my boundaries and make it so much fun. In fact, you can catch my latest music video “In Deep Love” online and at various fitness centers nationwide including LA Fitness and NYSC.
Living in NYC and more recently LA, and finding creative ways of supporting myself while I pursued my dream has been a challenge. There were also times when I got in my own way without realizing it. But when I look back, it’s all added more dimension to my life and the stories I have to tell, like in my two last albums ‘Ecliptic’ and ‘In Deep Love.’ Dancing with the shadow self can be beautiful.
When I moved to LA about four years ago, I had reached a point where I needed a big life change. It was the end of a chapter and I decided to embark on a new one. That was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The artist community here in Los Angeles has been so welcoming and nurturing. Creating music helps me work through all the dark times. When I’m dancing and inside the music is when I feel the most free.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Beca story. Tell us more about the business.
I sing, record, and perform what I like to call “dance disco pop.” The best description I’ve heard of it was “the Drive soundtrack exploding with purple diamonds” which wonderfully encapsulates how it feels. I’m known for my theatrical performances and romantic, emotional songs that empower the listener to become the best versions of themselves.
What sets me apart – my music has a lot going on rhythmically and harmonically, which makes it sonically interesting to listen to. But it’s still melodically-driven and catchy. I love tapping into all of the senses, whether it’s through sound, visuals, or just a mood.
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I was lucky to simply “know” what my calling in life was and to keep on doing it.
I believe we create our own luck by what we think, speak, and do. By how we treat and respond to others. When I’m putting my energy in the right place, good things happen.
Certain people I’ve met along the way have influenced the course of my life and musical expression. Every time I work with another collaborator, I learn something new.
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