Exclusive “Rvkah” Interview with Muzique Magazine
How did you come by your stage name?
I used to go by just “Rebecca”, but It’s such a common name (as much as a love it haha) and didn’t feel like it was marketable enough. I still wanted something that meant something to me. of course, so I went with my Hebrew name, “Rvkah”. Also, for marketing purposes, I spelled it “Rvkah” which gives the name an original spin.
When did you discover your love for your craft and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in it?
Even before I could speak, I always loved to sing and hum melodies. As I grew up I would constantly perform at home for my family, I always knew music was something really special to me, and singing helped me express the emotions I couldn’t otherwise.
Since I can remember, I loved to sing, dance, and entertain. I grew up taking ballet, tap, and jazz – then ultimately took up professional singing lessons for a few years around the time I was 7-years-old.
The more I realized that singing was something I really wanted to really pursue, was probably around when I was 10-years-old – when I was offered to record my first album under “Rebecca” – which was released when I was 12-years-old. I haven’t stopped since, ha.
To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?
Music-style and genre-wise, I have an eclectic range of influences. I grew up singing Britney Spears, Madonna, Christina Aguilera, P!nk, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, and Toni Braxton to name the main few.
My most recent and upcoming music has been influenced by Astrid S, Sigrid, JoJo, and Zara Larsson, and of course – Britney Spears. #freebritney
On your current project, how did you come up with the concept?
My new project, which I am anticipating for release around late fall of 2021, right now consists of four songs which I am really excited about – and I’m hoping to cut more songs to turn this EP into a full-length album. The upcoming EP and its concept are still in production as I like to base the concept of the EP around the messages of the songs as a cohesive story through a whirlwind of emotions.
With the “LOVE EP” – the concept ended up writing itself as the songs seem to blend from the beginning of a relationship, the journey through the highs and lows, through the demise, to the part where you are already completely over the relationship.
That EP was built around a lot of emotion in the situation of a relationship. Of course, my upcoming project touches those bases, but the songs have a much more independent vibe and a more “sure of myself” vibe – to the point where my character has turned a bit sassy and bitter. So it already seems to be a continuation of the “LOVE EP”.
What are some of your greatest challenges, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
My greatest challenge, yet also a great attribute in a sense, is being an independent artist. I have a manager and co/manager, so I’m lucky to have them but it is a small team and a lot of hard work as there is so much more work and upkeep to do than meets the average audiences’ eye.
There are so many learning curves when it comes to an artist, working in the actual music “business” side of things, so there are challenges there but those challenges only make me work harder and more often. That’s something that I believe is my greatest attribute when it comes to my work ethic. I work hard, smart, and often… maybe sometimes too often haha. It’s all about persistence and diligence in my opinion.
What are your plans for the near future?
I am actually heading back to LA late this month to record vocals for an upcoming single. Then in October, I’m filming music videos for two singles I recorded back in June. Patience and work are the processes but I am excited to release this new music, get some collaborations that have been in talks for a while now, and begin the next phase of my music career!
Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout-outs?
My mom, first of all, Lynne Moritz, for supporting me from day one, believing in me, and helping me – always being there… I appreciate her so much! Also would like to give a shout-out to my manager, Kevin DeClue for also believing in me from an earlier stage just when I first released the first single off of my “LOVE EP” – title track, “LOVE”.
Lastly, I would like to thank my latest co-writers for an upcoming single that is currently still TBA – but these two writers are Grammy Winner and Golden Globe Nominee, Charlie Midnight, and Jan Fairchild. I loved working with them and am very excited to release the track I wrote with them.
How can fans find you?
My music is streaming on all online streaming platforms.
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What suggestions do you have for other artist like yourself?
Something I absolutely suggest that – as much as creativity is of course important when it comes to being an artist – but having the necessary skills to also protect yourself and the right of your music, is also just as half as important.
When it comes to dealing with contracts, always always invest in having a lawyer review before you sign. My advice is just to educate yourselves in the business aspect as well, as much as you can. It’s not always fun and not very pretty – but yes it’s necessary.