Becky Hill has announced a run of headline dates taking place in March 2019, rescheduled from October 2018. Hill had an eventful experience at her recent Manchester date when a burst pipe
resulted in a cancellation, however she proved that the show must go on and took to the streets for an impromptu performance to the delight of fans (see a clip here). The new dates will include
an appearance at London’s Brixton Electric on Tuesday 13th March.
Hillrecently teamed up with revered Detroit producer MK (Marc Kinchen) and Platinum-selling, Brit Award nominee Jonas Blue for dynamic new single, ‘Back & Forth’. An upbeat record led by MK’s warm piano-house style, combined with Becky Hill’s soulful songwriting and instantly recognisable vocal and the instinctive pop sensibility of Jonas Blue, ‘Back & Forth’ marks the second time the DJ has teamed up with Becky, following the pair’s success with their 2016 Gold certified hit ‘Piece of Me’, which has over 56 million streams to date.
Hill is also known forher soul-stirring, powerful vocals on tracks like ‘False Alarm’ with Matoma as well as her UK #1 single ‘Gecko (Overdrive)’ with Oliver Heldens and certified Gold top ten hit with Wilkinson on ‘Afterglow’. Earlier this year she released captivating new single ‘Sunrise In The East’, her first for new home Polydor Records. The track – written with Maverick Sabre and Lost Boy and produced by ADP – captured the exhilarating flourish of a new relationship, and drew praise from tastemakers including Popjustice, Scott Mills and Annie Mac who proclaimed Becky’s vocal “One of the finest voices in pop music today.”‘Sunrise In The East’ is the first taste from Hill’s forthcoming debut album, which she is currently working on with the likes of MNEK, MJ Cole andTwo Inch Punch.
Becky Hill’s single Sunrise In The East, her first for Polydor, was released in June. With its elastic beats and warm, summery synths, Sunrise In The East is a captivating first strike.
Hill wrote the track with Maverick Sabre and Lost Boy and it was produced by ADP. It captures the exhilarating flourish of a new relationship, of discovering someone on a deeper
level. “We talk until the sunrise in the east, I’m hanging onto every single word that you say,” Becky sings, in her characteristically dusky voice.
Hill is an exceptional new talent on the pop landscape. She has taken the long way round, plucked from obscurity as a teen and thrown into the limelight as a contestant on The Voice, before embarking on worldwide tours with Rudimental and experiencing huge chart success through her collaborations with Wilkinson, Oliver Heldens, MK and more. But the 24-year-old is ready to forge her own path, to be an artist in her own right. She is part of a new wave of British pop artists for whom the only way is on their terms, whose artistic vision is all their own. “I’ve really always written music for me instead of other people,” she says. “It’s taken about six years, but I’m ready now and want to get my experiences out there.”
Hill’s songs take in what’s it’s like to be young and making your way through the world, with all the love, fear, hope, anxiety and adrenaline that involves. She has honed her writing skills over a series of successful collaborations, including a Number One with Oliver Heldens for Gecko (Overdrive), a certified Gold top ten hit with Wilkinson for Afterglow and a huge international hit with Matoma for False Alarm. Her track record for penning a hit speaks for itself and paired with her distinctive vocal, she has become one ofthe go-to writers and singers in the UK currently.
“I want people to see me as normal,” she says, “because the background I’ve come from has been very normal. When I used to listen to music in my bedroom, my favourite thing was when it described how I was feeling. I used to never feel alone because I had a song that knew how I felt. I want people to connect with my music like that.” Finding the extraordinary in the ordinary, Becky Hill is ready for her moment in the spotlight.