Bebe Rexha just opened up about everything from her new album, to her mental health struggles, to what popular songs she wished she wrote in a new interview. Let’s get into everything she said!
Bebe Rexha’s brand new album Better Mistakes dropped on Friday, and fans are already loving it. And for someone whose album is called Better Mistakes, she’s actually taken a lot of the right steps throughout her career, including on this album.
It features other popular artists like Travis Barker, Doja Cat, Rick Ross, Ty Dolla Sign, and more. And in a new interview with the New York Post, Bebe discusses how some fortunate mishaps, AKA better mistakes, helped her get to where she is today in her career.
She revealed that “it was a mistake that another artist made. My manager had called me and said that Florida Georgia Line was in the studio and that this other artist had canceled on them and that they wanted to write with me … So I went into the studio, and we ended up writing ‘Meant To Be.’” I mean, if that isn’t fate, I don’t know what is! And that song made Billboard chart history.
Bebe also discussed her new album and the particularly personal song she decided to end the album with called ‘Mama.’ Bebe previously told Apple Music that “This song is about our mothers trying to protect us from the world, and the relationship that Bebe had with her mom.”
And now, she got even more real with the post about this personal track. Bebe explained that My mom had me when she was really young. She was about 17. And I think that when I was growing up, she was growing up with me.”
She continued on, saying, “And I think with that song, I was like, “Listen, you’ve done the best you could. And I’m a little f–ked up, but so are you. You know, like, we all are.” (bleep curse word) Bebe continued on and discussed why talking about her mental health is so important to her, both through her music and otherwise.
Bebe said, “I think that when I was young and going through anxiety and depression and feeling really lonely, I would have loved to hear about one of my favorite celebrities or artists or somebody that I looked up to talking about that, ’cause then I would feel less alone.”
In another recent interview with Diffus, Bebe echoed this sentiment and discussed how her anxiety was belittled when growing up and wasn’t always taken seriously. “When I was feeling anxious and stuff like I was also, my family didn’t know they were European they’d be like oh shut up go for a walk you’re being dramatic you know?”
She added that “That’s why I like to be really open with my mental health issues, and hopefully it helps whoever out there needs it in some way, shape or form.” But Bebe didn’t only discuss her mental health and new album.
In case you forgot, Bebe actually found success as a songwriter before she ever made it as a solo artist. For example, she co-wrote Eminem and Rihanna’s 2013 song “The Monster.” And so, when the post asked her if there were any songs that she wished she had written when she heard them…
Bebe revealed to the post the two major hits she wished she had worked on, saying, “I really love Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus. I think that’s a great record. And then I also think that Chandelier by Sia is a great record. I love those two songs, like, a lot.” we’d still always take a new Bebe and Miley or Bebe and Sia collab! Or maybe even all three?!.
For now, we’ll just be listening to Bebe’s new album all weekend long. And if you want more on Bebe Rexha, stick around for another updated news. Also, let us know down in the comments below what you think of her new album and how honest she’s been with her own mental health struggles.