becky hill scala review

Live Review :: Becky Hill @ Scala {05.04.17}


Becky Hill’s second headline solo gig is less polished than her first. After a false start and an intro built from 2016’s singles Warm and Back To My Love, the 23-year-old goes straight into Afterglow — from her favourite genre.

Moving on, Becky debuts plenty of new material across the evening, including Unpredictable, an upbeat dance number likely to be the next single she puts out on her own label Eko Records.

becky hill scala review

Showing a different side to herself as an artist, everything slows down a pace for Rust. It’s a challenging move for an artist from The Voice with six dance features, but it proves a worthy one as the crowd soak it in.

Single-worthy Lost In Space and catchy pop bop Fall showcase more of what fans can expect from Becky’s long-awaited debut album. But it’s number one single Gecko that really gets the crowd going.

Hill tells the young and rowdy crowd to settle down, because the next song is dedicated to her boyfriend and she needs him to hear it. Indeed, I Could Get Used To This is a beautiful piece of songwriting that deserves to be heard.

Losing is then dedicated to MNEK, who dances at the back of the room singing every word with pride. Melodic number Caution To The Wind and latest single Rude Love bring the evening to a close.

Her stage persona perhaps requires a bit of work, and the pacing of the set is a little OTT at times. But these are things which will come with time. Regardless of false starts and industry angst, she leaves the stage looking like more of a future star than ever.

Tickets for Becky Hill’s October tour on sale now.

Wed October 18 2017 – MANCHESTER Gorilla
Thu October 19 2017 – LONDON KOKO
Fri October 20 2017 – BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute3