Europe’s Pop Princess is back!
Celeste Buckingham and her brand new Album, BARE. You may have heard of the resurgence of the diva vocalist trend, and European pop artist and songwriter Celeste Buckingham is leading the curve. Her earlier hits include ‘Run Run Run’ (with over 20 million hits on Youtube) ‘I’m Not Sorry’ (dedicated to woman’s rights and released on International Women’s Day) and ‘Crushin’ My Fairytale’, that rocked the Billboard Top 40 charts in the United States.
With an impressive hit record, the sultry singer is back with a brand new album and debut song. Her new single ‘Go Away’, is the rhythmic break up anthem we’ve all been looking for, and her album, BARE, moves with the effortless seam of thoughts and emotions of a great cliffhanger. When asked to elaborate, Celeste says “This album took me to a different place. I have been writing music for a while, so I wasn’t expecting for it to be such a roller coaster ride. But to write these new songs, I really dug deep within myself to share some experiences and emotions I didn’t think I had with my listeners and my fans. It was quite the experience from a songwriters experience.”
Truly, the album is quite the musical profile of the artist herself. From a new take on the classic ballad stereotype with her song ‘Rose’ to exploring the realm of rhythmic and oriental rap in ‘Addict’, Celeste has clearly expanded her horizons. “Go Away was fun to write and record, despite the fact that the lyrics come from a pretty dark place,” she explains. “It is definitely inspired by one of my personal experience in a relationship, where you wish the other would just leave you be, and yet you know that’s never really going to happen. I tend to deal with my problems and emotional roadblocks with humor, and I tried to incorporate a little sarcasm into the lyrics. I think the key is to never really take yourself or anyone else too seriously, and always know there is a light at the end of the tunnel. A relationship may end, but you’ll still be standing.”
The album name only reaffirms the honesty and raw emotion heard in every song. “I called my album BARE, because honestly, I feel the most vulnerable and exposed when I write and perform music. It’s a very personal process to me, and I do believe that with every word and every note, you’re sharing a little piece of your soul. I think that’s a wonderful thing, but at the same time, it can be a little frightening to admit to the world who you really are inside. We all wear our daily masks and our invisible armor. But with this album I wanted to be completely true to myself in every sense of the word. Music transcends all barriers and borders, and I think that also applies to our own internal walls. I’m trying to pull my down and just lay them bare.