Becca Stevens – Regina (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Becca Stevens
Album: Regina
Genre: Pop
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 374 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit


North Carolina-bred, Brooklyn based singer/composer/multi-instrumentalist Becca Stevens already has impressive musical output and has received copious praise from the likes of The New York Times, who describe her as ”a best-kept secret” and ”impressively absorbing.” She has recently been featured on Snarky Puppy’s new ”Family Dinner–Volume 2,” as well as collaborating with various artists such as Esperanza Spalding, Brad Mehldau, Jose James, Alan Hampton to name a few. In 2015, we saw the highly anticipated follow-up to 2011’s ”Weightless” (Sunnyside) with a new record of originals and covers entitled ”Perfect Animal” (Universal Music) and an international tour. Becca’s 2016 was spent touring the world with her band and as a featured member of David Crosby’s Lighthouse Band. Always reaching, always expanding, Becca Stevens reinvents herself once again with ”Regina.” In the years since the release of her critically acclaimed third album, ”Perfect Animal,” Stevens has undertaken a journey that began with a study of Queen Elizabeth I. This expanded into tributes to various queens from history, literature, folklore, and her own imagination, to songs inspired by the regal and divine, and finally to ”Regina” as a voice, like a trusted friend or an alter ego.

Stevens is a Brooklyn-based jazz composer with a background in Appalachian folk and classical guitar, and she stitches that eclectic background together with alarming precision. That’s to say nothing of a voice that tangles beauty with terror in a way that would give Shakespeare the shivers. ”Queen Mab” is the first single from Stevens’ upcoming record ”Regina,” and she lifts the lyrics directly from the Shakespearean speech it is named after. Her musical treatment has all the ephemeral qualities a poem about a nymph of dreams should evoke. But rather than float into overly dainty territory, Stevens drops down into a grimy beat… then presses notes against each other–notes that feel like they want to soar, but are stuck in the sort of crunchy jazz chords that grasshopper wings might make if they tried to flutter under water. It all swells into a vocal round of Shakespearean verse that is as intoxicating and disorienting as the presence of Queen Mab herself. –NPR, Songs We Love, 1/19/2017


01. Becca Stevens – Venus (feat. Laura Mvula) [00:04:18]
02. Becca Stevens – Lean On [00:04:23]
03. Becca Stevens – Both Still Here (feat. Jacob Collier) [00:04:17]
04. Becca Stevens – 45 Bucks [00:03:59]
05. Becca Stevens – Queen Mab [00:05:30]
06. Becca Stevens – We Knew Love [00:05:35]
07. Becca Stevens – Mercury [00:03:56]
08. Becca Stevens – Regina [00:04:25]
09. Becca Stevens – Harbour Hawk [00:05:11]
10. Becca Stevens – Well Loved (feat. Laura Mvula) [00:03:52]
11. Becca Stevens – Ophelia [00:05:43]
12. Becca Stevens – The Muse (feat. David Crosby) [00:06:52]
13. Becca Stevens – As (feat. Jacob Collier) [00:04:59]