Bibi Bourelly: A Force to be Reckoned With

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Imagine having an innate dream to become a musician and doing everything in your life to achieve that one goal, that is exactly what upcoming artist Bibi Bourelly did. She never let her passion for music leave her mind; in fact she had such a strong urge that left her hometown Berlin in a heartbeat, and moved out to Los Angeles to start her musical journey. Bibi instantly made waves in the music industry by writing Rihanna’s popular single “Bitch Better Have My Money”. She got to work with artists such as Kanye, Usher, and Lil Wayne, while building her own album that is to be released in 2016. Bibi has released three songs: Riot, Ego, and Sally, all self-written that tap into honest truths based on her own life. In a phone interview with Bibi I was able to hear about her inspiration behind her music and her thoughts on music. Check it out!

 

What is your favorite song right now?

“There are incredible songs right now, in pop culture. So I’m not so sure, but check out my spotify, Bibi's Joints , it has all the music I’m listening to right now.”

What kinda artist do you aspire to be?

“I want to be a honest artist. I want to make sure the girl who wins an award in 10 years, is positively surprised. I want  to take music to a higher standard, music that brings people together inspires to be themselves.”

What was the inspiration behind your new song Sally? It seems to be different than your last two songs, Ego and Riot. Does Sally represent someone in your life?

“Basically every time I go into recording sessions, I’m essentially singing a f***ing a diary entry, it’s  verbatim talk that comes off the top of my head. It is essentially me talking to me any human being telling them you can do whatever you want and do whatever you like. I wish this was something someone told me when I was younger.”

What is something you learned working with a big artist like Rihanna/ Kanye?

“Well I learned everyone is just a person, they are just people."

Who is someone in the music industry you would like to work with someday?

“I would love to work with Chance the rapper someday. I got to meet him during a studio session where Kanye was finishing up his album and he seems like such a great person to work with. I’m also obsessed with Stevie Wonder, that would be the ultimate dream.”

What is a message you think all young girls and women should hear?

“Don’t be timid. Don’t be too scared. Be grateful, and be nice to people.  Always care about people but never be afraid to ask what you want.”

So regarding Kanye’s new song Famous, there has been a lot of talk about the lines that call out Taylor Swift, how do you personally feel about that? Do you believe his intentions have been misinterpreted?

“His intentions have been misinterpreted. Kanye west has always tried to tell the truth, which makes him a lot purer than other people in the industry. A lot of people are afraid to say what they feel and want but Kanye has never been one to shy away from his emotions. In fact if everything Kanye has done is to move the music culture forward. People may not like what he has to say but atleast he has the guts to say it. With his art, culture and creativity he has always moved us forward, people should see him as an inspiring person and not a problem.”

Did you always dream of being a musician/song writer?

“It’s true to who I am. It is just an innate desire, something I’ve always done and wanted to do.”

When is your album coming out?

“In 2016, but when it comes out it will be sooo CRAZY”

After my interview I quickly realized that by the end of 2016 Bibi would become a name that many people recogonized. If you like girl anthems that are imbued with the truth than I would highly suggest you check out Bibi's songs. I've definitely been singing them at the top of my lungs the past few days!

 

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