Review: BeBe Rexha’s ‘All Your Fault Pt.1’ Puts Her in Line for Pop’s Newest Princess
Written by Akii Butler on March 6, 2017
Image courtesy of Warner Brothers Records
By: Akii Butler
Artist: BeBe Rexha
Album:All Your Fault Pt.1
Bebe Rexha has made quite a name for herself. In 2015, she was featured on G-Eazy’s “Me Myself and I,” and that same year her vocals could be heard on David Guetta’s “Hey Mama.”
In 2016, Rexha tried to capitalize on the momentum by releasing her lead single “No Broken Hearts,” featuring none other than Nicki Minaj. Though the song made an impact, it was a very small one and it never managed to break the Hot 100. After, she regrouped, was featured on Martin Garix’s “In The Name Of Love,” and released her new lead single, “I Got You.”
“I Got You” was able to surpass everything “No Broken Hearts” did and was able to do enough for the release of her album All Your Fault Pt.1. This release isn’t a typical release – on Twitter, Rexha stated that her album was coming out in two parts with the first part being more urban and rhythmic.
On February 17, she released All Your Fault Pt. 1 and I must say it shows potential. The six-song EP definitely has an urban flare but not too much – just enough so that it could still be well received by Top 40 radio. The strange thing is that “I Got You” is the least urban song on the EP and doesn’t really fit.
Only two guests make an appearance: Ty Dolla $ign features on the EP’s closing song, “Bad Bitch.” The song isn’t bad by any means but it’s also nothing to write home about. Ty does what he does best and elevates the song though you might think you’re listening to the Weeknd’s “Often” during his verse.
G-Eazy is featured on the EP’s fourth track “F.F.F.,” a true anthem for people dealing with fake friends. “F**k fake friends we don’t need them, only thing they good for is leavin’,” Rexha sings on the catchy chorus. G-Eazy does his best to deliver a decent verse, however there is still so much he could’ve done. Overall it’s the better song when it comes to the features.
There is no real low on the EP; however, there are a few highs. “Gateway Drug” does an excellent job building up to the chorus. In the song BeBe compares her lover’s kiss to a gateway drug that leads to other things. In “Small Doses,” she really powers through the chorus, showing off her vocals in a catchy song about only being able to take someone’s love in small doses. Lastly, the EP’s opener, “Atmosphere,” really sets the tone for the EP in the best way possible.
Overall, BeBe Rexha proves that she is one to look out for this year. The EP isn’t bad by any means – though some songs may be a bit forgetful, BeBe proves she can stand on her own and doesn’t need a feature to get a hit. With standouts like “Gateway Drug” and “Small Doses,” it makes me wonder what’s next for the new pop girl on the rise.