Reb Day has released her debut single A Very Musical Meltdown.
Speaking to TenEighty, Reb Day discusses how the single came to be, as well as how she found the process of creating her debut single – especially one about her own personal struggles.
“It’s definitely been a rollercoaster” says Reb. “It started with me sending a copy of the lyrics to my friend Rachael, who works as a camera assistant, and she suggested we film a pretty-looking live acoustic session of the song.
“Word got round and a few more friends jumped on the bandwagon to help, and before you know it, I had a producer for the song and a concept for a music video.
“It was the definition of something ‘snowballing’. I found it crazy that so many pals were willing to help me with the project that was never meant to be a project at all!”
Produced by Daniel Dobbs, Reb adds that the single looks “inwardly at [her] mental health and external circumstances”.
“The song was written when I was having quite a bad brain time. ‘January Blues’ hit me HARD. I had just finished a 5-week shoot, Christmas was over, I didn’t know what I was doing with my life.
“I was trying to use the new year as a reason to have a positive fresh start, but my brain just wouldn’t let that happen, so writing this song was essentially an outlet for my frustrations.”
After over a year of work I can’t believe you lot actually get to see A Very Musical Meltdown today. Today’s the day, lads!!!! Can you tell I’m excited!!!! It’s gonna be LIT!!!! Is that what the kids say? pic.twitter.com/Fp1Nhs38mg
— Reb Day (@reb_day) April 27, 2018
Telling TenEighty what she learnt from her debut single, Reb says: “I’ve kind of learnt to stop being so hard on myself, and to give myself more credit.
“The shoot for the music video was possibly the most stressful and messiest two days of my life, but everything went so smoothly.
“I wouldn’t have been able to do it if it weren’t for the skills I’ve gained and experience I’ve acquired working on other people’s sets for the last couple of years. It’s ok to feel proud of yourself.”
“I’ve also learnt that working with your best friends is TOUGH,” Reb goes on to add. “I think our friendships have survived though. (If you’re reading this Rachael, please call me, I promise we can work it out).”
A Very Musical Meltdown is currently available to listen to on YouTube, with a Spotify link coming soon, as well as able to purchase on Bandcamp.
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