Liverpool born, North Edinburgh based singer-songwriter SheBeat is back with her third new single of the year, ‘Homecoming Queen’. Showcasing her Liverpool roots throughout her iconic vocal, the brit-pop flavour of the new single’s production is out of this world. Telling the story of a woman who may not be the standard homecoming queen, the track draws influence from the likes of Lennon and McCartney, and Courtney Barnett to name a few.
Adding to the tracks inspiration, Jodie Schofield aka the mind behind SheBeat states, “Inspired in part by my best friend T who has kept me on the edge of my seat with her real-life capers since we met aged 12, her image also features on my artwork for the single. We took the existing portrait and gave it a punk makeover for the new single cover art as another nod to the Homecoming Queen narrative misdirection. We call it God Save the Homecoming Queen.”
With the added lead guitar, bass guitar and percussion loops from Edinburgh based producer Ian White, Ian adds, “This is one of my favourite of SheBeat’s tracks, and I wanted to bring it to life with a bigger sound than she’s recorded before. We had fun with all the layers of guitars and vocals, and SheBeat chose a 12-string acoustic for her rhythm guitar, which gave us a richness at the core of the track.”
Easily one of the strongest SheBeat tracks to date, the production is spacious and reminds me a lot of the 90s.