Becca Mancari announces her new album The Greatest Part out June 26 via Captured Tracks, her first for the label. Along with the announcement, Mancari releases her second single, ‘First Time.’ The song is sonically upbeat but emotionally heavy, featuring a beautiful melody juxtaposed with its painful story.
On the new single ‘First Time’ Mancari says, “‘First Time’ was a song that I did not at the time have the strength to write when I started, but as soon as the first line of the song came out of me I knew there was no going back. I came out years ago, but never really told my story. When touring people started coming up to me after shows to tell me their own stories of coming out and how hard it was for many of them to do so, I wanted to write a song that not only is my story, but also a story that many others share. I wrote it from the perspective of looking back at my younger self, asking her, ‘did you find your way out?’ I don’t think you have to be queer to relate to this story though. I think a lot of us have childhood pains that we carry into our adult lives, and my hope is that when you hear this song you feel less alone and that you do indeed find your way out.”
Stream, preorder The Greatest Part here.