Single Review: Rebecca – EMPRA

It has been a long time coming but August 2 finally saw the release of a new single by Melbourne rockers EMPRA. The trio are really finding their groove and the new lineup definitely exudes fun. They are making their presence felt through their social media channels and this new single is sure to be a smash hit.

We first heard Rebecca live and acoustic last year at the Grace Emily in Adelaide and my Miss 11 absolutely loved it, she has been waiting almost patiently ever since for this single release. The first thing she said when I told her I bought it was please can you put it on my tablet.

EMPRA songs are often inspired by what goes on around them and Rebecca is no different, the song is inspired by long late nights at the iconic Cherry Bar in Melbourne.

Rebecca is catchy and contrasting; melodious and rocking. The vocal range gets me every time with falsetto verses and a screamy chorus. The bass line is pumping and the drums are energetic as always. Rebecca offers an emotional rock ballad that I think will connect with everyone who listens to it on some level.


I think what I love the most about Rebecca is the uplifting message and I do love the lyrics. This is a great pick me up,  a serenade to Rebecca telling her how beautiful and how worthwhile she is. I have had it on repeat for, well for about four hours now, and it is still giving me the warm fuzzies. I am still bopping along in my seat and I am pretty sure that it is going to be firmly embedded in my head for quite some time.

Rebecca is the first single with the new lineup and the beginning of the new sound and the new direction. It is fresh, funky and still rocking. I can not wait to hear the album and the single launch shows are sure to be a hit. If you can get to one of these shows then I really think you should, you won’t regret it.

The Rebecca Tour

Sunday 30 August
Frankie’s Pizza, Sydney
w The Lazys, Fox Company, Dividers
Free Entry
From 9pm till late

Friday 4 September
Jive Bar, Adelaide
w Walking With Thieves, Colibrium, Angels of Gung-Ho, Squeaker
$10 presale / $12 door
Doors open 8pm

Saturday 5 September
Jetty Hotel, Glenlg (Acoustic show)
w Valkyries
Free Entry

Saturday 19 September
Revolver Bandroom, Melbourne
w Verticoli (Tas), Lieutenant Jam
Doors open 8pm
Get $10 Tickets


You can follow EMPRA on their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and SoundCloud accounts as well as empraonline.

More importantly you can buy your copy of Rebecca at BandCamp, iTunes and Spotify.

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