Following the success of her single ‘The Thing About Us’ (released in December, 2020) which was picked up by Home and Away and Channel 7 for a national TV and radio adv campaign, continuing rotation on Coles-Nova Radio and finalist in The International Songwriting Competition 2021, Beks announces the release of her new disco esque dance floor banger ‘Devoted’.
The single was written by Beks (Rebecca Callander) and Aaron Lee at his studio on the NSW Central Coast. Produced and mixed by Aaron Lee, the song’s 80s style guitar riff and four to the floor beat echoes a disco groove reminiscent of an early Daft Punk. The song is entitled ‘Devoted’ however the hook of the single is ‘I’m Not Devoted To You’.
To celebrate the release, Beks has created a blockbuster music video entitled ‘Devoted’ with Brisbane director Beau Bressington, which references iconic love films with a twist. Recreating, in detail, pivotal scenes from the films such as Ghost, The Notebook, Love Actually, Titanic, Spider Man 2 and Dirty Dancing, Beks rewrites and acts out bitter alternative endings. The music video opens with Beks working at the historically restored cinema, The Elizabeth, in Brisbane where a couple enters. Beks’ newly broken heart takes her away into a daydream to these classic love films, as she plays out, frame by frame, these revised jilted endings. Amongst these scenes are twenty dancers, alongside Beks, all styled in up-cycled, Brisbane fashion designer, Kimbra Lou clothing, performing choreography designed by Beks and shot at the iconic Fortitude Valley Music Hall.
“These iconic films have made an impression on me and my (bad) choices. I have manipulated average men (in mind) to be heroes, idolising losers, diminishing my self worth and power. I wanted to destroy that view and create a music video that would represent the main lyrical hook ‘I’m Not Devoted To You’.” – Beks
Taking her fans on a journey behind the scenes, Beks has also created a film to follow the official music video, showcasing her D.I.Y talent. In line with Beks sustainability values, she took on the role of styling, props design and set designing the entire film using only recycled materials. The film captures Beks craftiness in recreating scenes such as Titanic, in a backyard pool, in a handmade safety vest, on a cardboard boogie board. Beks also enlisted the help of her staple collaborator and friend, upcycled fashion designer, Kimbra Lou to style her dancers in salvaged, repurposed materials.
A release party for the single in Beks hometown of Brisbane on the 27th August at La La Land, will see the singer perform the single and a preview of her upcoming work with supports by Ellen Reed (The Voice) and Saint Barae. Fans will receive a stream of new singles with production and features by Taka Perry, Lucy Neville, Korkey Buchek, Jim Eliot (Ellie Goulding), Nat Sherwood and more.
To conclude the ‘Devoted’ release, Beks will release a remix pack of the single, featuring UK producer Zyra (ODESZA), SOL, Dubbel Drop, Big Boss, Harry Fox and Boi King Koi.
Beks previous work has been featured on national adv campaigns and in music blogs around the world such as HYPE Machine, Le Future Wave, Auspops, Hertz Magazine, Sydney Morning Herald, Pop Muzik and more. Charted #1 consecutively on the Triple J Unearthed dance charts, airplay on Triple J and community radio and commercial radio and placed in Spotify editorial playlist Cellophane.
“Devoted” is set for release on 11th of August
“Devoted” music video is set for release on the 18th August
“Devoted” Behind the Scenes video is set for release on the 25th August
“Devoted” Single Launch party 27th August
“Devoted” Remix pack is set for release 22nd September