10 Questions with ... Beckah Shae
January 17, 2011
BRIEF CAREER SYNOPSIS:
- Shae Shoc Records
1) Tell us a little bit about your musical journey.
I remember writing songs at 8-years-old. I would record the instrumental parts from songs on the radio onto my tape player (does that tell you how old I am? LOL) and I would make my own tracks to sing to. I loved singing and writing; I just needed my "Shoc." He completes me! We are a dynamic duo. We got married in 2004, released our first project "Butterfly," and the rest is history and future.
2) Tell us about the story behind the new single "Forgiveness."
I have learned that forgiveness is a choice you make to obey God. No one, not even God, can make you forgive someone. I forgive those who hurt me and cancel their debt because God has forgiven me for the hurts I have caused him and has cancelled my debt. Healing is found when we search ourselves and find a way to move on beyond our hurts and desire to revenge. Forgiveness protects us from ourselves. It unlocks the freedom to love. Forgiveness is not an option if you want to know L.I.F.E. It's necessary.
"He who covers and forgives an offense seeks love, but he who repeats or harps on a matter separates even close friends." (Proverbs 17:9)
"For if you forgive people their trespasses your heavenly Father will also forgive you." (Matthew 6:14)
3) What is the message you hope is conveyed through your music and your shows?
I am on my own journey to dive deeper into the heart of God. I want to know him more and more and more. My music is just a way for me to share the secrets and treasures I find while I'm in there. I'm just an average person with a past and a future like everyone else. God is much bigger and greater than we could ever know! I want my music and who I am to cause others to want to join the search with me and have a good time while doing so!
4) Which do you enjoy more: the process or the performance, the studio or the stage?
That's tough. The process is much more intimate. It is vertical. I can't perform or enter a stage without it. I enjoy studying and finding wisdom, spending time with God. The great part is that the process doesn't end on stage; sometimes God will give me new and fresh revelation even there. Words and songs can be found on stage the same way they are birthed in the studio.
5) Who inspires personally and/or spiritually?
Jesus. My favorite. I have also met some incredible women throughout 2010 who have all in some way inspired me. I will be starting to highlight some of them on my website in a feature called "Legacy Ladies." I'm very excited to share their stories with you.
6) Do you have any musical or songwriter mentors?
I'm inspired by any artist that allows it.
7) Any funny, inspiring or interesting stories that you can tell us from your visits to radio stations?
8) What's ahead on your winter schedule?
9) Take a second to brag on your kids. What funny or inspiring things do they say or do that makes you smile?
I have two princesses, Joy and Grace, 3-year-old and 2-year-old. They love to wear princess dresses all day long! LOL! My 3-year-old is hilariously dramatic, will stand on the chair, and shout and sing worship songs or songs from any princess movie with total animation. My littlest Grace is gentle and sweet; she loves to dance and I catch her singing softly on her own.
10) Do you have time to listen to much music?
Actually, no. We are working hard on this #5 [new album] so I'm consumed by Shoc's new beats!