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Why Bebe Rexha’s ‘Better Mistakes’ was like a therapy session: “I was just trying to write about what was heavy on my heart”

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Bebe Rexha‘s new album Better Mistakes is out now, and she says making it was almost like a therapy session, because she  wrote about everything that she says “was heavy on my heart.”

“There was definitely some songs that, you know, were [therapeutic],” she tells ABC Audio. “There was a song that I wrote during a breakup that was very therapeutic for me. And I talk about my mental health — that was very therapeutic for me.”

“I was…just trying to write about..all the things that I’m insecure about,” adds the “Meant to Be” singer. “Y’know growing up, I was scared that I was going to go crazy, so I wrote a song about that.”

“I was insecure that maybe I’m not normal. I was insecure about my body and being jealous of other females. So we wrote about that,” Bebe explains.  Then, referring to her single “Sabotage,” she notes, “There’s a song where I talk about [how] I feel like I’m my own worst enemy and I’m the one ruining everything in my life… And am I going to do that for the rest of my life?”

“So we wrote a lot of songs about those [things], but we made them feel very empowering,” Bebe says. “And then there’s some songs that are really broken down, that are really heavy — but they come from a very real place.”

On May 20 starting at 9 p.m. ET, Bebe will perform a Better Mistakes livestream concert via the Veeps platform.  You can get tickets now, and it’ll be available for 24 for hours afterward.

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