Becca Mancari Builds Space for a New Beginning in “Over and Over”
Written by Al Miglietta
As the first single to be taken from their third album, Becca Mancari marks a crucial start point with “Over and Over”, featuring backing vocals from Julien Baker.
In June 2020, Becca Mancari’s sophomore album, The Greatest Part, was released to quick praise for its boundless style. It’s been a crucial development period in their creative path, alongside being a member of the band Bermuda Triangle alongside Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes and Jesse Lafser, where their alliance has poured into solo projects alike.
Now, “Over and Over” began as another transformative, self-reckoning period, accompanied by an urgent desire for writing. Reflecting, Manari comments, “I didn’t realize it then, but looking back, I was a passenger in my own life.”
“”Over and Over”” was born out of a deep desire to make something light and joyful for my queer community, as well as anyone who remembers that feeling of being invincible! You know the feeling I’m talking about, right? That feeling of total abandonment to the exact moment you’re in, and that reckless sense of feeling like you are going to live forever. Yet, as I do with almost all of my music, I wanted this song to point towards my own personal story.”
The lived experiences – both known and unknown, of Becca Mancari are part of this: “Life is not linear; it has so many etch of pain, joy, mistakes, first loves, fights, and finding yourself over and over. This song to me is a celebration of all of it, the whole gorgeous mess of being alive, and no one gets to take that away from us ever!”
“Over and Over” is out now, with the new album Left Hand set for release on 25 August via Captured Tracks. Find Becca Mancari on Instagram.