Bibi Bourelly Seeks 'Sunshine' in New Single: Premiere
Make no mistake, when it comes to crafting hits, Bibi Bourelly is far from a rookie. The singer/songwriter penned the feisty “Bitch Better Have My Money” for Rihanna at the age of 20, but has since showcased her ability to translate her rawest emotions into sweeping ballads, like Rih’s ANTI cut “Higher” or Selena Gomez’s “Camouflage."
After marking her transition from songwriter to artist with the release of her debut EP Free The Real, Pt. #1 and its follow-up, Free The Real, Pt. #2 in 2016, the German-born singer returns today (Aug. 17) with the emotive “Sunshine," off her new four-track live studio EP BOY (IN STUDIO), premiering on Billboard.
“Sunshine” begins with a short clip of Bourelly recounting a dark period in her life where she was “depressed” and “too afraid to go outside," attempting to avoid her demons by consuming an entire bottle of wine each day. “It’s f---king crazy how something so dark in your life can turn into something beautiful,” Bourelly says in the clip. In a dimly lit room backed by just an electric guitar, the singer’s honeyed vocals wrap tightly around stripped-down arrangement, vehemently belting out each line as she reopens the wounds of her past.
Bourelly peels back the curtains and welcomes listeners into her innermost thoughts as each session on the four-part live studio project opens with intimate stories, like on “Poet," which was inspired by her “infatuation” with a former crush or “Flowers," where Bourelly laments about a strained relationship.
Watch Bibi Bourelly’s live studio session of all four tracks below and stream BOY (IN STUDIO) here.