Having already garnered support from the lovely Gaby Roslin on BBC Radio Two, Newcastle’s 26-year-old pop soulstress, Beth Macari, is riding the crest of the wave as she prepares for the release of her new single, ‘One More Time,’ out on June 21 via Humble Angel Records.
Following on from the success of her last release, ‘Stronger,’ launched with a release party at Hoochie Coochie where she was supported by the lovely duo, Talk Like Tigers, the gifted vocalist is set to stun with her upcoming offering.
Focusing on the soul destroying thoughts at the possibility of losing a loved one, she having an immense closeness with those in her life, Macari takes to the piano, in scintillating fashion, her vocals adding immense power to the track.
“One More Time’ is for anyone who has lost someone,” Beth said of her upcoming release, recorded at Newcastle’s Cluny Studios.
“I believe it’s the most painful and heart-breaking feeling.
“I have so many amazing people in my life that I genuinely don’t know how I will survive without them.
“I had a lot of sadness inside me that I just needed to release and you can certainly hear my voice crack when it comes to the drop down chorus; I was holding back tears at that point.”
(Live photos courtesy of Rhiannon Banks Photography)
With three tracks already in her locker over the past eighteen months, ‘One More Time’ adding to that of Clone, Boy and Stronger, Macari was witnessed serenading pop icon, Leo Sayer, backstage at Sage Gateshead this past weekend, the latter in the depths of his ‘Just A Boy At 70’ tour.
Singing a few verses of Leo’s classic, ‘When I Need You,’ Beth added of the experience: “Leo was just amazing.
“His energy, and the power he has in his voice, I had such a good night, as did my mum and gran.
“I’ve worked with the bassist from Leo’s band (Richard Hammond) when I was Jane McDonald’s backing singer, and he told me how good Leo was live so I’m really pleased I got to see it for myself.
“Meeting him backstage was a great moment for me.
“We were talking about songs and the more bluesy arrangements of some of his tunes.
“I briefly sang his hit, ‘When I Need You,’ and he said my voice was really impressive and that we should send him some of my music; he’d love to perform with me which is nice, so who knows what’ll happen.”
Momentum flowing for the Newcastle-based, pop soulstress, Macari aims to ride the crest of the wave over the ensuing twelve months with the hope of an album release in the not-too-distant future.