After months of building up her growing fanbase and climbing the charts, Bebe Rexha is embarking on her first headlining tour to support the first half of her two-part album, All Your Fault, released Feb 17.
While this is Rexha’s first solo project, the pop singer-songwriter has worked with and written songs for major artists, including Rihanna, Eminem, David Guetta and Nicki Minaj. Most famously, she collaborated with rapper G-Eazy for the 2016 hit single “Me, Myself & I,” which peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Now, Rexha gets to bask in her own spotlight with the success of “I Got You,” her first song as an individual on the Hot 100.
On the transition from collaborator and songwriter to full-on solo artist, Rexha tells Billboard, “It feels really good. ‘Me, Myself & I’ was G-Eazy and I was featured on it and I wrote it, but it didn’t feel like it was all mine, and this kind of feels like it’s all mine.
“It’s scary, though, because if you fail, you fail with it. If you win, you win with it.”
The singer says it can be difficult to predict which songs will take off and which won’t. She keeps her technique simple: “I usually have a bit of a hunch and then my favorites. I’ll play them for people I trust and get an idea of what they think.”
So what can fans expect from Rexha’s upcoming tour? “I wanted to have a crazy setup for this tour, but I’m going to be planning another tour hopefully in the fall or late summer,” she says. “For this tour, I think it’s going to be more lights and fog and more mood, and just a fuller band, background singers, and it’s going to be more of, like, ‘I just want to play good music and sound good.’”
In response to the idea of the tour as a full Bebe Rexha experience, the singer says, “I think if people are there, they know my background and story, so it’s kind of celebrating those moments and doing an homage to some of the songs I’ve written and some of the songs that I’ve been featured on and all the new music.”
In short, Rexha just wants to have fun with her fans. “It’s kind of a dance party or just a sing-along party or something.”
The All Your Fault Tour kicks off in Dallas on Wednesday. (Find all the tour dates here.) Part 2 of Rexha’s album is set to be released in April.
–Additional reporting by Jason Lipshutz