Reb Fountain captivates us once again with her second single “Beastie”, from her upcoming album!
Using her alluring voice in combination with a steady bass, drum and a touch of piano, Reb reels in listeners. The deeper, edgier feel of the song is reflective of the meaning behind it. “Beastie” is about choosing who you want to be, while acknowledging the parts of yourself that already exist: the good, the bad, and the ugly.
On writing “Beastie”, Reb Fountain says “Botham Jean had just been murdered in his own apartment, mass incarceration and systemic racism in the criminal justice system had me grief-stricken, the massacre of worshippers in Christchurch broke my heart, the All Blacks would win, the All Blacks would lose and male violence against women would hit an all time high — and amidst all this I heard this phrase “Is That Us?”. It was less a question more reaching for belonging; would we buy that? Can we call it ours? Do we like it? Is this who we want to be? Can we collectively agree this is us?” Reb continues “Dehumanizing one another is a horribly human behaviour, and one we all have the potential to entertain or interrupt. It’s easy to relegate evils to the ‘shameful past’; harder to confront our own current inhumanity, especially if one's identity comes with benefits or losses. In Beastie, I wanted my eyes open and to speak in solidarity with resistance. In the absence of resistance we are complicit.”
We love that Reb Fountain is using her platform to create a song that inspires us to look inward; to recognize all the aspects of our persona and become aware of who we are. We’re stunned by her use of sonic and visual pieces to spread a message!