By Benjamin Finney

Photo by Gemma Bovenizer

This weeks featured artist is Rebecca Locke with her debut single and video release ‘Intimacy Trap’. I discovered Rebecca Locke last week when we featured Smoothboi Ezra as a ‘SOTD’ and I saw that Rebecca was support for this gig.

For a first official release from Rebecca, ‘Intimacy Trap‘ is extremely well produced song paired with Rebeccas exceptional songwriting and story telling. The combination of the ukulele and Rebeccas emotional lyrics create a haunting piece of music, that you will have to put on repeat. If you’re a fan of Car Seat Headrest or Billie Eilish then listen to this song.

I would also encourage you to listen to her demos on Soundcloud.


For those not familiar with Rebecca here is some info.

“Singer-songwriter Rebecca Locke debuts with her disarmingly raw and emotional single, “intimacy trap”. This song is her first official release and is the first single from her upcoming EP coming out in 2020. “intimacy trap” was first written and released by Rebecca as one of many rough demos on her SoundCloud account, recorded in her bedroom with only vocals and a ukulele. Conor O’Boyle, currently producing under the alias White Boy of the Month, joined Rebecca in late 2019 and the two collaborated to compose the now finished single in his home studio. The song was then mixed by Ciarán Byrne of Search Party Animal. “

“Delicate melodies paired with vulnerable lyrics evoke an emotional response in the listener, calling on the timeless dilemma of when is too soon to fall in love again after heartbreak. Beautiful and raw vocals accompany the haunting instrumental as Rebecca takes us along the journey of re-learning to trust. It is hard to tell whether she’s asking the listener or herself these tough questions. The instrumental reflects the emotional state of the song as well through O’Boyle’s excellent composing. Rebecca tells a story in “intimacy trap”, one that most can relate to.”

“‘intimacy trap’ is a superb introduction to Rebecca Locke’s music. Her songs are often described as pure, simple, and endearingly genuine. While difficult to put in a genre, every song that she writes is undeniably her own style. One of her most outstanding traits is her accessibility. She often has people come up to her after shows to confess how much they relate to her songs.”

 “Rebecca has extensive live experience, and has been gigging regularly for almost two years. She made her festival debut this summer, touring around Ireland and finishing with a performance at Electric Picnic 2019. She can be found performing solo or with her band to a captivated audience, whether the venue large or small. In 2019, Rebecca began a free music night in Dublin called the indigo sessions, taking place in the main room in The Workmans Club every month to promote accessible art in the city centre.”

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