SheBeat releases a new single ‘Believe’.
The latest track from Leith-based singer-songwriter Jodie Schofield, aka Shebeat, was actually written in 2014 and first recorded as a free download on Soundcloud for kindness project Be Lovely Day in January 2015.
The Liverpool-born, Edinburgh-based artist explains how she wanted to release the song about making a difference and being the best you can be to help combat the winter blues: “With everything against us for the start of the year with lockdown fatigue and Covid anxiety, it’s an uplifting song about taking life by the love handles and making your best (lockdown) life happen,” Schofield explained.
“My Dad always tells me to believe in myself and it’s a really empowering simple message I want to share… and remind myself of!”
Released via artist-friendly platforms Bandcamp and Patreon, the track was recorded with the help of Edinburgh producer Ian ‘Sons of the Descent’ White, and the artwork features a portrait painted by SheBeat friend, and Glasgow-based artist, Tom Heinsohn.
Schofield continues: “The artwork shows me flying through the local landscape of North Edinburgh, like a Monty Python character, spreading hope and smiles. Tom had created the portrait for my birthday last year and I superimposed it onto a shot I’d recently taken in Newhaven harbour.”