First Listen: Reggie Becton is thinking of "Y.O.U."

(March 26, 2020) In a contemporary R&B market that leans more towards swagger than substance, there now comes an artist breaking new ground where substance matters.  Backed by a mix of classic R&B dusted with a minimal modern twist, Reggie Becton is a bold storyteller who shoots straight from the heart with every emotion emphatically oozing out of his belly.  And his storytelling goes way beyond just ordinary love encounters.  On his debut E.P., Phases, the Maryland born singer/songwriter dug deep into exploring love’s triumphs and tragedies.  And during his very short career, fans have witnessed Becton’s talents from shore to shore – from an appearance with U.K. soul sensation Daley at The Troubadour in Los Angeles to a successful headlining show in Washington, DC.

(March 26, 2020) In a contemporary R&B market that leans more towards swagger than substance, there now comes an artist breaking new ground where substance matters.  Backed by a mix of classic R&B dusted with a minimal modern twist, Reggie Becton is a bold storyteller who shoots straight from the heart with every emotion emphatically oozing out of his belly.  And his storytelling goes way beyond just ordinary love encounters.  On his debut E.P., Phases, the Maryland born singer/songwriter dug deep into exploring love’s triumphs and tragedies.  And during his very short career, fans have witnessed Becton’s talents from shore to shore – from an appearance with U.K. soul sensation Daley at The Troubadour in Los Angeles to a successful headlining show in Washington, DC.

Following the lead of Phases, Becton’s intense, sometimes mind-numbing experiences continue his second E.P., My Beanie’s Orange, exec produced by Aidan Carroll.  For his First Listen debut, “Y.O.U.” centers on a tortured soul who wished he never rejected a great relationship opportunity.  From the get-go, “Y.O.U.” finds Becton battling frustration and forgiveness: ”Please forgive me/Cause now I see the true colors/I can see what really matters/Really doesn’t/And I know you got a new lover/But unless it's me/Girl you can't have nothing.”  The excessively dark video jumps into sometimes scary images that match the passionate emotions expressed.  When all is sung and done, Becton has the meaty substance down to a perfect science.   

By Peggy Oliver

Reggie Becton – “Y.O.U.”

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