‘Looking Past the Pandemic’ with Becca Hatch from Sydney, Australia

Becca Hatch

Keeping travel dreams alive and setting goals has never felt more important. We can all agree that 2020 has been an unfortunate year so far, and almost every facet of daily life has been wrought by this ongoing global pandemic, the start of which now feels like forever ago. The arts has been one of the hardest-hit areas, so The AU Review has kickstarted a Q&A series “looking past the pandemic”, encouraging creatives from around the world to share their travel hopes, dreams, and the thoughts or things that are getting them through 2020, while also highlighting essential experiences in their own country.

Emerging R&B talent Becca Hatch is taking Australia by storm one soulful groove at a time. The winner of Triple J’s Unearthed High Indigenous Initiative in 2017, and now backed by a string of impressive new releases including ‘Girl Like Me’ and ‘2560’, Hatch is proving her musical talents at just 19 years old.

Drawing on her Samoan and Indigenous heritage, the Western Sydney singer is quickly becoming known for her signature smooth vocals and body-moving rhythms. Not to mention potent lyrics like “Got staples on my back, but that don’t hold me back / No matter where you’re from you end up coming back” in “2560”.

While Covid-19 has meant these new releases are yet to reach the stage, and the dance floor, Hatch is already making her mark in the industry. Most recently, the singer appeared in Reebok’s Not Your Princess campaign, alongside fellow Aussie artists, Jaguar Jonze and Tarah Jane Scott.

Becca Hatch in Reebok’s Not Your Princess campaign 2020

A homage to Reebok’s 2001 It’s A Woman’s World campaign, which hailed globally renowned names like artist and rapper Missy Elliot and Tennis superstar Venus Williams, the Not Your Princess campaign celebrates female strength and confidence. With a fresh face, Not Your Princess calls women and girls to continue defying stereotypes and embracing their power.

We caught up with Becca Hatch to hear how she’s been getting through the pandemic.

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When travel opens up completely, the first place in Australia I’m going is…

Most likely Melbourne!

Three spots in Australia I think everyone should visit at least once in their life…

1. The Kimberley in WA
2. Campbelltown, 2560
3. Coonabarabran

The Kimberley, WA

Whenever I have a visitor in my city/town and I want to show them a good night out, the first place I take them is…

Oxford Street!

Oxford Street, Sydney

We’d end the night at

Korean BBQ or at a Kebab shop 🙂

Most memorable thing I’ve eaten on the road..

This one time in LA, there was 2 of us and we accidentally ordered 3 large buckets of fried chicken. I didn’t wanna see a piece of chicken again.

The one international venue I’ve always wanted to play….

Anywhere in Europe and UK!

The one international destination I’m yet to visit but have always dreamed of

Paris 🙂

The three things or thoughts that are getting me through this pandemic

1. Art! Being able to create music and illustrations helps me stay motivated and inspired during this time.
2. The thought of travelling and playing shows again once this is over!
3. Uber Eats hehe

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