Unlike too many others, newcomer Becky Baeling is not afraid of the words "dance music." In fact, she revels in them.
Unlike too many others, newcomer Becky Baeling is not afraid of the words "dance music." In fact, she revels in them. Skeptical? Look no further than her debut album, the appropriately titled "Becstasy." This is the type of album that rarely gets made today: a full-on, no-holds-barred dance album by a real artist. Baeling is not some featured singer for a producer's pet project. Make no mistake, Baeling is the star here. And she means business. Her powerful vocals—which can be raspy, soulful or smooth—sit somewhere among the singing styles of Donna Summer, Tina Cousins and Anastacia. The album has already spawned two club hits, with "Getaway" recently topping the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. A festive cover of Belinda Carlisle's "Heaven Is a Place on Earth" is poised to soon take over radios and clubs. As for the trance-laced "Without Love," it has "classic" written all over it. This is one promising debut.—MP