Rebecca Loebe (from the album Giving Up Your Ghosts available from Blue Corn Music)
A sonic maturity is present in the songs of Rebecca Loebe as she collects optimistic observations, a DIY-guide to life on Giving Up the Ghost, her recent release. A heartbeat rhythm opens the album, Rebecca Loebe naming emotions that fill-out an ever-lengthening list in “Growing Up”. Staggered strums and a rambling slide guitar lead take to the air in “Flying” while “Tattoo” puts ink to a love letter memory and a melody opens like flowers petals greeting a morning sun on “Lake Louise”.
A modern-day songwriter career is a small business, and using Giving Up the Ghosts as a model for her artistic enterprises, Rebecca Loebe states her intentions in the album title, feeling that ‘this line is the mission statement of the record, and practically my whole life right now. I’m trying to encourage everyone to let go of what no longer serves us. To stand taller, walk lighter. We can’t outrun our pasts, but we get to decide who we are and what we will let define us’. Moments in our minds are brought to a world outside ourselves as Rebecca Loebe sings our private thoughts, detaching bad decisions from our resume as “Ghosts” suggests ‘letting go’. A Rock’n’Roll beat plays the soundtrack for “High School Movie” while the rhythm hushes for the realities of “Popular” as Rebecca Loebe shares secrets in “Everything Changes”, looks for a quick exit in “Got Away”, and gently plucks thick reverbed-notes to toss underneath the layered harmonies of “Hush”.
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