Meet Be Steadwell, this week’s Best of the Listening Room feature and Washington DC-based musician, filmmaker, and storyteller. Utilizing looping, vocal layering and beat boxing, she composes songs to make listeners feel seen and loved. Check out her performance to be wowed by her powerfully unique style and learn more about her music journey in the interview below!
Emily King’s Seven. Always. (I’m assuming y’all meant someone else’s music. If you’re talking about my music- definitely SUCCULENT.)
Glitter, pop, shady, queer, black, love.
Singing backup on “Woman’s Work” with Maxwell at the women’s march. At the end of that day I knew I could die happy.
I’m working on the album for my musical, A Letter to My Ex. I’m also writing a Black Queer adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.
Yeesh. It’s tough to cut down, but the ones that come to mind are these gorgeous pieces: Lauryn Hill: Miseducation. Meshell Ndegeocello: Bitter. Maro: Vol. 2. Bon Iver: For Emma Forever Ago. Joni Mitchell: Blue. Miles Davis: Kind of Blue. Michael Jackson: Thriller.
Missy Elliot. Um. Because she’s the greatest. She’s whimsical, silly, and ice-cold brilliant.
Yeesh. Y’all are really asking the questions. Ok. Give me three. Accra, Ghana. Bahia, Brazil. Or somewhere on the coast in Thailand.
I’m SO excited about Tierra Whack (silly, smart, different), Cloud out Loud (buttery, tender, queer music), Chika, Tiffany Gouche, and Yebba. Gah! So many.