In just a short span of time, Sydney artist Becca Hatch has curated a space in the Australian contemporary R&B scene that is wholly her own.
The Kamilaroi/Samoan artist rose to wider attention after winning Triple J Unearthed High’s Indigenous Initiative in 2017, though in the years that followed, Becca has established herself as a dynamic artist whose voice and style adds a beautiful flair to the current wave of Australian artists bringing R&B-centric music back to the fore.
First courting attention with the release of debut single ‘2560’ in 2020, Hatch demonstrated her proficiency as a vocalist: though starting at a young age, Becca’s voice was one drenched in rich soul quality that spoke to influences that significantly formed the genre before her.
Early influences included the likes of Ariana Grande and H.E.R., though as Becca has developed as an artist, her style has diversified; her scope has broadened; her ambition has grown in strength and confidence. Now, threads of youthful romanticism intertwine with those of seasoned life experience.
To listen to Becca Hatch sing of love, life and maturation, the music is immersive and easy to become wrapped up in.
Recent releases like the popular ‘Please U (ft. Planet Vegeta)’ and ‘Safety’ are indicative of Becca’s strengthened vision, as she remains true to her R&B and soul roots, while stepping into a more dance/electronic realm with ease. These new moves mirror the way Becca sees herself as an artist: more confident and self-assured than ever before.
“When I was starting music, I just viewed it as something that was fun, a hobby. As I’ve done more, I’ve realised that I’m not just a creative person in music, it carries through my whole life. Finding different things I enjoy, my perspective on music has changed completely.” – Becca Hatch