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Becky and the Birds - Hear First Single ‘Do U Miss Me’ Out Today
Becky and the Birds : Hear First Single ‘Do U Miss Me’ Out Today
19th February 2020

Becky and the Birds is the moniker of Thea Gustafsson.  Newly signed to 4AD, the pop producer and songwriter has released her new single, ‘Do U Miss Me’, from her forthcoming debut EP for the label. 

Listen to 'Do U Miss Me' on all streaming services here +

‘Do U Miss Me’ is a clarion call for empowerment, a far cry from Gustafsson’s self-released eponymous EP from 2018 which came from a place of vulnerability and insecurity.  

Born in the mid-nineties, Thea Gustafsson was raised in Örebro, a small city in the middle of Sweden.  Her musician father – proficient in accordian, piano and flute –immersed her in music from infancy, playing jazz and soul records at home.  Gustafsson’s musical education become more formalised when she picked up the violin at age 7, leading her to perform in orchestras and master classical arrangement and composition. 

Contemplating a career as a professional musician, Gustafsson moved to Stockholm in 2014 to attend Musikmakarna – a renowned music school in Sweden’s capital.  It was here she was exposed to pop music for the very first time, coming face-to-face with music epitomised and made famous by the likes of Max Martin and Aviicii (she spent an eye-opening year as an intern with the latter during her second year of study).  Although she felt somewhat of a black sheep during her time at Musikmakarna, it proved to be a formative experience as she learned techniques on traditional song structure which would feed perfectly into Becky and the Birds.

Becky and the Birds will be touring Europe later this month opening for Jadu Heart. 

24th - Ideal Bar, Copenhagen, Denmarl
25th - Kantine Berghain, Berlin, Germany
27th- Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
28th- Le Pop Up Du Label, Paris, France
29th- Melkweg Up, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

5th - Hare & Hounds, Birmingham, UK
6th - Yes, Manchester, UK
10th - Louisiana, Bristol, UK
11th - Green Door Store, Brighton, UK
12th - Scala, London, UK