10 years into the game, Rexha is putting her heart on her sleeve through music with her new record Bebe.
"It's been crazy, honestly. I feel really blessed. I feel really excited for what's to come. I hope the fans love the new music, because we put so much love into it. I'm shocked myself about how long it's been and how long I've been able to stay in the game," Rexha tells Out.
Since she first came onto the scene in 2013 with her hit Cash Cash collab "Take Me Home," Rexha has shattered records, won plenty of awards, and earned herself a very passionate fanbase.
"There's been a lot of ups and downs in my career. I've grown a lot as a person. I wouldn't change anything that I've gone through. It's made me who I am today," she says. "If I could give my younger self some advice, I'd be like... it's not that serious. When you're younger, you feel like everything is do or die. [I] try not to take everything so seriously, but I wish I could take that advice right now too."
On Bebe, one core theme that's present throughout the album is empowerment. The singer really showers herself with self-love on the motivating track "I Am."
"'I Am' obviously talks about being a woman in today's times, but I don't think it's just for women. I think it's also for men. It's for anybody that's ever felt like they were the underdog or that they've danced with the devil," she says. "You can be all these great things, but sometimes people don't see that side of you. That's what this song is about. You gotta focus on yourself. The person that you have to live with is yourself. That's the hardest part."
With lyrics like "If I need a lover, I'd call on me," Rexha's fifth track "Call on Me" is another song that reminds everyone that she can rely on herself for anything she may need.
"'Call on Me' is one of my favorites. I wanted to write a song that sounded like it was about love. If I need a lover, if I need someone to satisfy me sexually, if I need someone to set me free, if I need someone to get my back, I'll call on me."
Not only is Rexha celebrating her own progress so far, but her fans are supporting her every step of the way!
Now, fans can reunite with the singer as she begins her first solo tour in six years with the "Best F'n Night of My Life Tour."
"I am so excited, I can't even begin to tell you. I just miss seeing my fans singing along, the energy, [and] meeting them after outside. Being surrounded by that love is the best. I feel like I should pay to be on tour! I feel like I'm gaining so much more just by being around the fans."
As she hits the road this summer, lucky audiences may even hear newer songs as Rexha is already hitting the studio with some exciting collaborations in the works.
"Honestly, I've already started working on new music. That's how I celebrate my success! I love just creating, that's like the funnest thing for me. It's been amazing winning all these awards and everything, but for me, it comes down to being able to create and my mind already is on what the next project [is] sounding like."
Bebe is available now on all platforms. To see the full interview with Bebe Rexha, check out the video below.