"Clay" by Becca Tremmel
If you’re a people-pleaser who wants to take back your power, then ‘Clay’ by Becca Tremmel is for you. “So mold me into whatever you want, you shape me into everything I’m not”. Imagine yourself in a movie theater, watching the main character realize that they’ve sacrificed their personal happiness to be “everything” for their partner. “All rough patches, sacred old scratches mean nothing, I was a work of art before you.” This epiphany outlines the message of the song. You are defined by YOU and no one else! Don’t let others take advantage of your kindness and love just to push you beyond your boundaries. Empower yourself!
Tremmel tells a wonderful, encouraging story, starting with the objectification of the singer as shapeable clay. “Every fault you saw and smoothed over; Like I’m another piece in your gallery”. There’s such clever wordplay, made even more resonant by the addition of a string section. Tremmel’s captivating, soothing voice gains momentum in tandem with the lyrics, as the singer unlocks her full potential. By the bridge, a refreshing tonal shift takes root. The singer realizes their worth like a lightbulb going off in their head. That’s where the piano, bold and brilliant throughout, takes center stage once again. Movie producers, please get your hands on this marvel of a song!
Becca Tremmel spent most of her youth in the small town of Sundance, Utah. Around the age of 5, she started writing melodies and song lyrics. She took inspiration from the Blue Bird Café concert series, which was filled with Nashville music stars and visited Sundance during summertime. She later graduated from the songwriting program at Belmont University. Now in Nashville, she loves playing at venues in the area and connecting with fellow artists. Some of her biggest influences include Johnny Cash, Shania Twain and Bruce Springsteen. The authenticity and soul that Tremmel pours into her music is simply magical! I can’t wait to see what’s next for her!
Written By Kevin Rodriguez