Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Becca Stevens returns with a new EP titled WONDERBLOOM, to be released November 15th 2019. The first track from the EP ‘Good Stuff’, is available to listen online via YouTube HERE. The WONDERBLOOM EP is followed by a full-length album of the same name on 20th March 2020, both released via GroundUP Music.
North Carolina-bred, Brooklyn-based Becca Stevens again defies all expectation, this time dreaming up a groove-heavy, dance-ready sound infused with elements of pop and funk and R&B. With its bright textures and uptempo rhythms, WONDERBLOOM also finds Becca achieving a profound complexity in her lyrics, ultimately redefining what’s possible in creating music that elevates and edifies.
WONDERBLOOM telegraphs an unabashed joy that Stevens partly attributes to the project’s production. In a first for her, WONDERBLOOM was co-produced and co-engineered alongside Nic Hard (Snarky Puppy, Ghost-Note, The Church), overseeing every aspect of the recording and claiming a sense of agency that had long eluded her in the studio. “Nic and I truly worked as equals, trusting each other to get the job done, and it was an incredibly empowering experience for me,” she says.
In another major departure, Stevens purposely brought a communal sensibility to the making of WONDERBLOOM—an undertaking that resulted in more than 40 musicians contributing to the full length album, including Vulfpeck guitarist Cory Wong, long-time collaborator Jacob Collier, and all of her Lighthouse bandmates (keyboardist Michelle Willis, Snarky Puppy bandleader Michael League, and David Crosby himself). “My earlier records were all written by me, arranged by me, then performed by me and my band,” says Stevens. “But going into making this one, I made a rule for myself that anytime I had the instinct to turn inward and tough it alone, to instead stay open and share the process. And each time I did that, I was rewarded tenfold by what we all created together. Even with so many collaborators, the end result feels more honest than ever.”