EXC: Becky Hill reflects on her music career and admits there are times she thinks about quitting

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    Auditioning with John Legend’s Ordinary People on The Voice UK was one of the first rungs on her music career ladder.

    But for Becky Hill, her appearance on the famed singing competition back in 2012 didn’t promise a smooth transition into the world of music, with her admitting there are still times she thinks about quitting the industry. 

    In an exclusive interview with MailOnline, the 27-year-old singer-songwriter, who released her debut album Only Honest On The Weekend back in August, explained that it’s really difficult to ‘stand out and be unique.’

    Star: Becky Hill reflected on her decade-long music career and explained why it's only now she feels like 'a proper established artist'

    Star: Becky Hill reflected on her decade-long music career and explained why it’s only now she feels like ‘a proper established artist’

    ‘There are still times I think about quitting – there are still times I think about finding something else to do. Being in the game for nearly ten years, it’s only now that people are recognising who I am and what I do,’ she said.    

    Songs that Becky wrote an astonishing nine years ago have finally featured on her first-ever album, a moment that she dubbed ‘huge’ after a considerably tumultuous time with record labels.  

    ‘I had a record deal when I was 19 and then I got dropped. Then I went independent and was putting all of my own money into my own record label,’ she explained. 

    Honest: In an exclusive interview with MailOnline, the 27-year-old singer-songwriter explained that it's really difficult to 'stand out and be unique'

    Honest: In an exclusive interview with MailOnline, the 27-year-old singer-songwriter explained that it’s really difficult to ‘stand out and be unique’

    Thanks to Radio 1’s support, the pop star bagged herself another record deal and believes she has shown people her worth.  

    ‘It’s taken me a long time to believe in myself,’ the Remember hitmaker admitted. ‘Now it’s finally paying off and it’s beautiful to see.’  

    Worcestershire-born Becky, who is now based in London, has reaped the rewards of staying optimistic all of these years, and summer 2021 saw her grace the main stage at Reading and Leeds Festival – and she has just completed a sensational headline tour.

    Success: Worcestershire-born Becky, who is now based in London, has reaped the rewards of staying optimistic all of these years, and summer 2021 saw her grace the main stage at Reading and Leeds Festival (pictured at Leeds)

    Success: Worcestershire-born Becky, who is now based in London, has reaped the rewards of staying optimistic all of these years, and summer 2021 saw her grace the main stage at Reading and Leeds Festival (pictured at Leeds)

    Rewind almost ten years and 17-year-old Becky would have been gearing up for her iconic audition on The Voice, where she formed a tenth of Jessie J’s team.

    Of the experience, which saw her eliminated in the semi-finals, Becky said: ‘It was really big for a 17-year-old from a small town in Worcestershire, to leave her town and without me knowing it, have my whole life changed. After the show, I left everything I knew.’

    Becky made it abundantly clear that despite now calling herself a Londoner, she hasn’t forgotten her roots, which included working as a barmaid at her local pub, The Cock & Magpie – a job she said she wasn’t very good at. 

    Gigs: The Remember hitmaker, who has just completed a headline tour, admitted it's taken a long time for her to believe in herself

    Gigs: The Remember hitmaker, who has just completed a headline tour, admitted it’s taken a long time for her to believe in herself

    She would often perform at the pub’s open mic nights and she detailed how a musician on her local circuit presented her The Voice application form, insisting: ‘I think you could win this.’ 

    At the time, the pop sensation admitted to being ‘quite unhappy’, having experienced a break up with her first love and trying to complete A-Levels she felt she couldn’t. 

    ‘I was really down in the dumps and it [the show] was the pick-me-up that I needed. All of a sudden, all of my depression and all of my sadness kind of disappeared.’   

    Way back when: Rewind almost ten years and 17-year-old Becky would have been gearing up for her iconic audition on The Voice, where she formed a tenth of Jessie J's team (pictured on the show in 2012)

    Way back when: Rewind almost ten years and 17-year-old Becky would have been gearing up for her iconic audition on The Voice, where she formed a tenth of Jessie J’s team (pictured on the show in 2012)

    She laughed as she reflected on the day she travelled to London for the audition, neither her nor her mum knowing ‘where the f**k’ they were going. 

    ‘I never took myself seriously, I never took the show seriously. I just thought it was a bit of a laugh.

    ‘For the first blind audition, we were waiting around for about ten hours. I was napping backstage, I remember going on stage and having to wipe dribble off my face!

    ‘People’s lives could’ve completely turned around for the worst on that show. But mine definitely turned around for the better,’ she said. 

    Becky’s strive to be unique has put her in good stead for her partnership with world-famous coffee spirit Tia Maria.   

    Partnership: Becky's strive to be unique has put her in good stead for her partnership with world-famous coffee spirit Tia Maria

    Partnership: Becky’s strive to be unique has put her in good stead for her partnership with world-famous coffee spirit Tia Maria

    The brand has recently launched its brand new creamy liqueur with a Japanese twist – Tia Maria Matcha.   

    Of her latest partnership, Becky gushed: ‘I knew it was something I had to be involved with. I think Tia Maria, out of all the alcohol brands, is the most classy. I love how elegant it all is. I think this is a really exciting new flavour. 

    ‘It’s a one of a kind liqueur and I’m really excited to be the face of this new venture. They’re really focusing heavily on female empowerment and being unique and being yourself – I don’t think there’s a better product to do that as it is one of a kind.’

    Grateful: 'It’s a one of a kind liqueur and I’m really excited to be the face of this new venture' Becky said of her latest partnership

    Grateful: ‘It’s a one of a kind liqueur and I’m really excited to be the face of this new venture’ Becky said of her latest partnership

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