2024 is a busy and exciting year for Debbie as she releases three single releases, two official music video releases, and a full album release followed by performances with a supporting cast of incredible musicians in her band including long-time bass player Ronnie Reed. Check out the projects below!
Caught in the Funky Flow:
The Power of Riptide!
Dive into the soulful depths of "Riptide," where funk-rock fusion meets emotional turbulence. This track is an electrifying mix of haunting guitar riffs, enhanced by a wah pedal's cry, and the irresistible groove of a clavinet. The slide guitar solo adds a layer of complexity, evoking a sense of entrapment and longing.
Lyrically, "Riptide" is a journey through emotional struggle and self-empowerment. The verses paint a vivid picture of being overwhelmed, likened to being caught in a relentless riptide, struggling to maintain direction and control. The imagery of swimming in a straight line, yet being unable to breathe, brilliantly captures the suffocating hold of a turbulent relationship.
The chorus is a powerful mantra for resilience and self-affirmation. It speaks to the universal battle of reclaiming one's space and peace of mind, fighting to stay afloat amidst life's challenges. The repeated line, "Oh, I’m caught in your riptide," serves as both an acknowledgment of the struggle and a rallying cry for overcoming it.
The song culminates in a vocal tag that symbolizes breaking free from the metaphorical riptide. The lyrics, "I’ve got to say no, I’ve got to let you go," are a declaration of independence and self-liberation. It's about taking back control, refusing to drown in another's emotional turmoil, and asserting one's right to emotional health and stability.
In essence, "Riptide" isn't just a song; it's an anthem of self-empowerment, set to a backdrop of compelling funk-rock rhythms and soulful instrumentation. It's a reminder that even in the grip of life's riptides, we possess the strength to swim back to our own shores.
🎸🎹🌟 #Riptide #FunkRockSoul #EmpowermentAnthem
OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO RELEASE:
I'm thrilled to share with you all the official music video for 'Riptide,' a project that holds a special place in my heart. The journey to create this video in Nashville has been an unforgettable experience, filled with learning and personal growth. Under the direction of Jaron Presant, known for his incredible work with artists like Carrie Underwood and Dierks Bentley, and with major studios such as Netflix and Warner Bros, we've brought the story of 'Riptide' to life.
I was also privileged to work with producer Steve Lamar, whose expertise and accomplishments, including four GRAMMY Award nominations for Best Short Form Music Video and a CMA Music Video of the Year award and nominations, truly elevated this project.
Being on the set, surrounded by such a dedicated production crew and collaborating with a world-class director and a highly respected producer, was a humbling and enriching experience. This music video for 'Riptide' is more than just a visual interpretation of the song; it's a reflection of the hard work and passion of everyone involved. I'm excited for you to join me in this journey and experience the emotion and story we've captured in 'Riptide.
THIS IS ME
OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO RELEASE:
THIS IS ME
TAPING OF NEW MUSIC VIDEOS
In December 2023, Debbie went to Nashville to film her second and third professional music videos. The videos were directed by the renown cinematographer Jaron Presant and are based on the profound theme found in the song, "Riptide" and the driving funk in "This Is Me". Jaron has worked on music videos for artists such as Carrie Underwood and Dierks Bently, and with studios such at Netflix, Warner Bros, Disney+ and Lionsgate.
You can also visit Debbie's YouTube Channel to watch her first music video directed by Jaron in 2012: My Hurricane.
NEW SINGLE RELEASE: MOM'S SONG
In March of 2024, Debbie will release a single that is bound to impact listeners of all walks of life. "Mom's Song" is a heartfelt tribute to maternal love and guidance, capturing the deep emotional bond and lasting impact a mother has on her child's life. Listeners will likely find this song profoundly moving, resonating with its message of enduring love and the comfort of knowing a mother's influence is always present, like "the wind in the trees and the light at one's feet".
NEW ALBUM RELEASE
Recently, Debbie has been blending her signature sound with an injection of funk grooves, and her upcoming album, "Wah Not?" exemplifies her artistic journey and creative progression. Incorporating a 360 Fireglo Rickenbacker into her guitar collection, Debbie has unlocked a whole new realm of songs into her prolific catalog of original music . From ballads to smooth grooves to R&B to funk, "Wah Not?" is a tour de force of rhythmic sounds and stories of resilience and strength.