Bebe Panthere has just released the latest pop single, “Competition” from her upcoming debut EP, Pink Sweat – due out late summer. “Competition” is a reflection on how many aspects of life come down to some kind of competition – whether you’re fighting to express your love or literally competing to perform better in a sport. Bebe describes the track as “starting off with a twangy spaghetti-western style guitar riff and a beat fit for dueling, followed by an ethereal and tauntingly playful chorus – ‘this is a competition'”. This comes just a month after Bebe released her first single, “Gimme All Your Money”
Raised on Madonna Records, Tarantino Soundtracks, and 90’s Punk, Bebe Panthere is an emerging pop singer and songwriter based in Brooklyn, New York. With an exotic look, long flowing pink hair and an exuberant style that reflects a pastiche of counter culture – it’s hard to imagine Bebe, in her youth, playing classical piano and violin to appease her traditional family. Although she began singing in private as a child influenced by The Little Mermaid soundtrack, she felt shy about her voice, once pleading to her brother not to tell her parents after he walked in on her singing while working on a coloring book. Years later, it would be the San Francisco Bay Area punk scene that would prove to be the greatest influence in helping her recognize her true form. Young, liberated and bursting with creativity, the punk ethos possessed her to begin writing music, singing on stage, creating visual art and designing fashion.
Bebe later moved to New York to pursue a career in fashion, however, the infectious rumblings of musical passion kept her up at night. After dropping out of the industry, she jumped into becoming back-up vocalist for new jack swing band, French Horn Rebellion. During this period, Bebe forged connections with Baghdaddy (Weekend Money) and Robert Perlick-Molinari (French Horn Rebellion), who produced her upcoming EP “Pink Sweat.” Described as Kill Bill meets Blondie with hip hop sprinkles on top, the EP plays like an homage to New York in the ’70s, new wave in the ’80s and dance pop from the ’90s.