Rebecca Black talks Do LaB DJ set, reflects on career at Coachella [Q+A]

In the years since her breakout as a viral internet sensation, owed to the overnight success of her 2011 single “Friday,” Rebecca Black has transcended her “accidental” rise to fame, sharing self-aware TikToks mocking her debut while redeveloping her artistic vision. In 2021, Black imparted a six-track, hyper-pop-infused EP, Rebecca Black Was Here; the project triumphantly reflected her sonic rebirth and newfound creative autonomy. Black’s appreciation for modern dance music stems from the emergence of mainstream dubstep in the early 2000’s. Since delving into Skrillex’s groundbreaking catalog in her adolescent years, Black’s taste for electronic dance music expanded to embody its array of subgenres, and in 2018, the pop singer taught herself how to DJ. Black’s reverence for progressive house and trance, among other subgenres, is audible in much of her pop-heavy repertoire. For example, her most recent output, “New Moon” with MØ, is an anthemic dance-pop record with a structure that derives from house music’s four-on-the-floor kick pattern. Minutes after gracing the Do LaB stage during Coachella‘s opening weekend, a mature and articulate Rebecca Black sat down with Dancing Astronaut for an exclusive interview on her new music, newfound appreciation for live mixing, and hard-fought journey to authenticity. Read the on-site Q&A, watch Rebecca Black’s lyric video for her latest single, “New Moon,” and browse her upcoming European tour dates below.Rebecca Black Was Here Tour Dates: Monday, May 2, 2022 – Brussels, Belgium @ TBA
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 – Paris, France @ Leis Etoiles*
Thursday, May 5, 2022 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso Noord*
Saturday, May 7, 2022 – London, UK @ Colours*
Monday, May 9, 2022 – Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute*
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 – Glasgow, UK @ G2*
May 12-14, 2022, TBC – Brighton, UK @ The Great Escape Festival
Sunday, May 15, 2022 – Heidelberg, Germany @ Queer Fest*
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 – Cologne, Germany @ Yuca*
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 – Berlin, Germany @ Kantine Am Berghain*You recently issued your first work of 2022, “New Moon.” What was the writing process like and how was collaborating with MØ?How would you say your sound has developed over time?At one point in your career did you begin to feel your most authentic self?What most excites you about playing Coachella?When did you learn to DJ?Where did you first find your appreciation for dance music?What do your 2022 tour and release schedules look like at the moment?Who is your dream collaboration?Featured image: Julianna BernsteinTags: , , , , , ,
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