Congratulations to Cairo-Durham Alumni Becky Pine on the release of her debut EP, Perfect Timing. Becky graduated from Cairo-Durham high school in 2005 where she participated in band, chorus and the musicals, as well as played tennis and was class president.
Pine has dreamed of recording and releasing music for as long as she can remember. Now she’s making those dreams come true with her debut EP, Perfect Timing. The release coincides with the singersongwriter’s arrival in Nashville, where Pine is no stranger. Although, the last time she was a resident of Music City, she was immersed in the business side of the industry, rather than the creative side she’s delving into now.
Pine spent the last few years in the Catskills exploring different career options, amid rediscovering her love of music and developing her craft as a songwriter, something she’s still relatively new to. Perfect Timing comes at a time of more clarity and focus than Pine has ever had in her life. “When I moved to Nashville ten years ago, I was so naive. This time, I know what I want, what I need to do to get there, and I’m going for it,” says the 28 year old.
The EP is a collection of 5 songs written by Pine during the summer of 2015. It was produced by Jeremy Jones and recorded in a studio on a farm in Kerhonkson, NY with musicians from across the Hudson Valley and Catskills regions. “This was my first time writing with the intention of recording the songs myself, instead of trying to write something that would be appealing for other artists,” Pine says. “Once I let go of trying to write commercially and just said “I’m doing this for me, because I want to”, I wrote better songs, and now I have a really special connection with them.”
The process of accepting herself as a songwriter, actually writing the songs, and now recording and releasing them hasn’t been an easy one for Pine. “It’s an incredibly vulnerable thing”, she says, recalling the moments of insecurity and self-doubt that artists of all mediums experience. She’s doing this not only for herself, but in hopes that she inspires others to let go of their fear and put in the work to chase down a dream. “For me, with this project, the success isn’t in sales, reviews, or awards. It’s in the fact that I believed in myself enough to do this.” she says.
Perfect Timing is somewhat symbolic of Pine’s current state. After spending the better part of a decade holding back and being unsure of what her life’s path would be, she’s finally moving forward. “It’s like everything has led me to this moment. I wouldn’t trade it for anything”, she says.
The EP can be purchased on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/perfect-timing-ep/id1088179193. For more information on Becky Pine, visit beckypinemusic.com and facebook.com/beckypinemusic.