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Alicia Beale's Fiery Video for 'Love Letters' Serves as a Touching PSA for Women's Empowerment
AUGUST 14, 2019
By LAURA B. WHITMORE @laurabwhitmore
Texas-native and Nashville-based singer/songwriter Alicia Beale burns her bridges with “Love Letters,” an empowering pop affirmation. With a slick beat underscoring Beale’s fierce vocals, the song paints her as a survivor and a leader.
“This incredibly personal song was co-written with two of my friends, Reggie Williams (aka R/LUM/R) and Mike Gossin (Gloriana),” shares Beale. “As a woman raised in the South, I was taught to ‘have grit’ and ‘save face.’ In the darkest of times I’ve felt alone. This story is unfortunately common for many women. We fight, we struggle, we survive toxic, violent, manipulative relationships with the very partners we are supposed to be able to trust completely with our whole selves.
She continues, “I want this song to be a PSA and a point of encouragement and empowerment. You can cut the toxicity out of your life, you can work on better mental, physical, and emotional health, you can be ‘selfish’ and take care of yourself. The more I lean into that the more the painful memories become a pile of ash in the rear view.”
Beale has fronted hundreds of shows where she has captivated crowds all over Music City and North America. From 2008 to 2010, she paid for college with a tip jar, by playing late nights down on lower Broadway in Nashville. In 2010, her self-produced EP, Stronger, quickly caught the attention of Grammy-winning country producer, Garth Fundis. By then, Beale had founded country duo, Autumn Rose, their self-titled EP (Fundis) released in June of 2013. In 2014, she toured with Angelo Petraglia (Kings of Leon), and his wife, Eugene, as a background vocalist in their band, The Jane Shermans.
Then, in late fall, she began crowdfunding for her solo project, where she raised over $20,000 to bring life to her debut record Ignite, which she wrote, recorded and promoted with Gossin, which was nominated for “Best Pop EP” at the 15th annual Independent Music Awards. Her song, “New Fling (feat. Aristo Rewlz)” took home “Best Pop Song” at the IMAs at Lincoln Center in NYC.
Watch on Alicia Beale VEVO:https://youtu.be/mAbSzcGwSRs