Becky G Drops Three Free Songs on YouTube, Reminding Us Why She Needs To Bust Out Big in 2016
See, here's the thing: Becky G needs to happen in a huge way.
Granted, she's already been making major moves in the past few years: "Shower" bopped it way up to the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 last year. (#JusticeForCantStopDancin'.) She opened for Katy Perry on the Prismatic World Tour. Her fire-hot bilingual Thalia collabo, "Como Tú No Hay Dos," wiggled its way up the Latin pop charts this year. And she just had that cameo on Empire! But that's not nearly enough.
Over Christmas break, the rising singing-rapping sensation decided to have a Becky Claus moment and gift her loyal Beasters with three new tracks for free — and they're all solid supporting evidence as to why Becky G truly deserves to be a major superstar.
"As we get closer to the end of this year I can't help but reflect on everything I've been through. It's not easy, but with you all by my side I feel unstoppable. You all mean the world to me. It all started here, just uploading videos on youtube. Now look how far we've come. Our Beaster family continues to grow and that brings me so much happiness. I can't thank you guys enough. I love you," Becky wrote on YouTube.
Let's dive in, shall we?
Wait, a Joe cover to kick it off? Yes. Becky took on classic 2001 cheater call-out anthem "Stutter," giving it a 2015 re-rub with the kind of modern production that seriously knocks. "Here is a song I re-made with some great friends of mine. Crazy how just hanging out in the studio one day listening to old songs that I loved turned into this. I LOVE this song and wanted to cover it because I felt some type of way," Becky explained. It's hot — and that rap! "5'2", but I'm bigger than all these whack dudes." GO IN, BECKY.
And now for something more personal: "The Lights" is the most introspective of the free set of songs. "I wrote this song because I had bottled up things I was feeling and didn't know what else to do other than put it into my work in the studio that day. Writing this helped me a lot. It's not a hype song but it's a song that means a lot to me," she reveals. As it turns out, Becky's feeling a little worn down from all the relentless hustling. And so, she's decided to spill her soul out on a moody, tripping Jam-produced cut. "Sometimes I feel this isn't working / 'Cause I'm spending all my time working / You feel me?" Real talk.
The most impressive of the bunch is the icy, finger-snapping bedroom romp "Good At It," which finds the 18-year-old moving into very adult territory — and she owns it: Think Selena Gomez's "Good For You" meets JoJo's "In The Dark." "[Good At It] is inspired by the new confidence I've found in myself as a woman. I love songs with vibe that make me feel good and sexy," she explained in the sensual song's description. "Love it when you tell me I'm sexy / You love it when I look right back at it / Come on, let me show you who the best be," she cockily brags above echoing finger snaps and atmospheric production. Throw in a breathy rap bridge ("No basics, no strangers / I like it better when my heart is in danger") — it's all so delicious.
If these three songs are really just the freebies that she's tossing out on YouTube, all signs point to some incredible stuff to come from Becky in the new year.
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