Upcoming Brooklyn-based Folk/Americana musician Beth Henderson has caught the attention of music lovers through her passionately heartfelt & relatable musical creativity.
Recently, Beth released the debut EP ‘Questions’ & has kindly taken the time to speak with Fierce & Fabulous Revolution about her latest release, along with getting to discover more about the artist behind the music.
Hey Beth, thank you so much for this interview. Can you start by telling the readers a little bit about yourself?
Beth: Thank you for having me! I’m a folk singer-songwriter living in Brooklyn with her dog and her cat.
When did you first discover your passion for music?
Beth: Music first became a huge part of my life when I’d choreograph weird little dances to pop music in my living room when I was five. It’s still something I do whenever I’m stressed out—so I’ve been dancing around a lot lately!
When is the first time you can recall performing in front of a live audience?
Beth: In kindergarten, I was cast as the angel Gabriel in my elementary school Nativity pageant. I was very good.
Have you always known that you wanted to pursue a career within the music industry?
Beth: Nope! I first started out pursuing a career in theater, but slowly became drawn to the intimacy of songwriting.
How would you describe your musical style to someone unfamiliar with your music?
Beth: It’s wistful, romantic, folk/country/pop.
You recently released the debut EP ‘Questions’. How did the idea to release this EP come together?
Beth: Welp, I had a lot of time on my hands in 2020, so I thought I’d better make use of it. I worked with my friend Julian Giaimo upstate to create it! He has a great ear (and a great garden).
How did your family & friends react to your EP?
Beth: I’m lucky to have an incredibly supportive network of folks. Everyone from best friends, to casual acquaintances, to aunts and uncles in Delaware have chimed in saying how much they love the work and how proud they are of me.
What are some of your favourite songs to feature on the EP?
Beth: It’s hard to pick! “Wild One” was my first single so it has a special place in my heart, but the Dolly Parton cover, “Do I Ever Cross Your Mind,” was one of the first songs I ever learned on the guitar.
If listeners could take anything away from this EP, what would you like it to be?
Beth: Love sometimes doesn’t have an answer to your questions and that’s okay.
What are some of the things you enjoy outside of music?
Beth: Right now, I’m in grad school so that’s taking up a lot of my time. But other than that I love yoga, rock climbing, and baking! You can see all of my baking at @whatsbethbaking.
What is one item that you could not live without?
Beth: Oat Milk.
If you could perform a duet with anyone in the world, who would you choose & why?
Beth: Phoebe Bridgers, I want to cry in her arms.
What is the first album you can recall purchasing & do you still listen to it now?
Beth: No, I don’t listen to Hanson’s MMMBop often, but maybe that should change.
What advice would you offer to someone looking to pursue a career within the music industry?
Beth: You still have a right to take up space with your work even if it’s not perfect or popular.
You can check out the full EP on Spotify below.