Becky Hill might only be making her formal solo debut this week, but she’s actually been #KillingIt for well over a year now.
You might already recognize the 20-year-old rising UK dance floor diva’s distinctive vocals from Wilkinson‘s “Afterglow” from last year, Oliver Heldens‘ pulsating #1 smash “Gecko (Overdrive),” or Rudimental‘s “Powerless.”
Or, perhaps you might remember her from the first season of The Voice UK where she made it through to the semi-finals under the tutelage of former bisexual, Jessie J.
Now, following the release of her promising first tease of solo-dom earlier this summer, the Two Inch Punch-crafted “Caution To The Wind,” the singer is officially going for it in a big way — and she’s in very good hands.
“Losing” is Becky Hill’s debut solo single, crafted by super songwriter-producer-proper pop star MNEK and out on November 16, which is approximately five million years from now. (UK, get it together already with the archaic release date strategy.) And it is, as one might say, quite a ‘bop.’
In fact, the soulful electro-throbber is utterly massive, rich with twinkling synths and soulful yelps in the distance and armed a serious pearl-clutcher of a chorus. “Is there someone out there who really loves you?/In the dark, near or far/Found a heart who wants you/Can you hold on? I’m through with losing,” Becky chants.
There’s plenty to love about this production, including that oh-so-very MNEK glitchy beat breakdown in the bridge, as well as those echoing vocal layers in the chorus, adding a full-bodied Earth, Wind & Fire-ish touch to the track that really lifts it into the next dimension of pop loveliness.
This is surely one of the year’s finest releases — not too shabby for your first song, Miss Becky.
“Losing” will be released on November 16. (iTunes)