“So I found this pick. A guitar pick,” said Rebecka. “It was lying on the ground, face down and I obviously went to pick it up and when I flipped it over it had my ex’s name on it, in big black letters, just staring at me like a bad joke. I was still kind of in the process of getting over this person but instead of throwing the pick away I pocketed it and went home and wrote a song about it…”
‘A Pick’ follows on from the collection’s title-track and single ‘No Release’ in previewing her new upcoming EP ‘Whale’ (August 21st).
Recorded between London and the Swedish countryside, the record comes after a period of musical and personal discovery. Having left her native Stockholm, Rebecka found herself living in Paris, before relocating to London in 2014. It was there that her musical trajectory solidified, and in the summer of 2018, she started recording with producer Anders Källmark.
Consolation in a roulette of relationships and broken hearts – Rebecka, with that pick she’d found, was the right ticket to heal – for that one moment of time and space.
“…Being a true Pisces, shredding the pick until it was all worn down and the name had started fading, I felt like that was the most vengeance I would get. And I felt pretty ok with that. A Pick encapsulates that feeling I often get of not getting things done the right way or being able to make sense of an overwhelming reality but faking it the best I can, hoping no one will notice.”