On 10th March 2020, singer-songwriter Becky Hill appeared in the Radio 1 Live Lounge to perform a version of her new single ‘Better Off Without You’, as well as a dramatic cover of Billie Eilish’s ‘No Time To Die’. The song was written for upcoming James Bond film of the same name and topped the UK singles chart, receiving incredible feedback.
Radio 1 released the videos to YouTube, and the cover has already gained 164,000 views. Hill gave a powerful performance of the song, with instrumentation consisting of synth, drums, a number of backing vocals, and, of course, Hill’s beautiful lead vocal. Eilish has yet to comment on the cover, but fans are loving it.
The performance follows Hill’s latest single ‘Better Off Without You’, which came out on 10th January and featured Shift K3Y. The song has 15 million streams on Spotify and the music video is at over 2 million views, showing clips of Hill talking to her ex, and her process of getting over him. Her debut album was released not long before, in 2019, titled ‘Get To Know’. It was released via Polydor Records and includes collaborations with MK, Jonas Blue, Sigala and Weiss.
The artist had planned to tour the UK through March and April 2020, but sadly the shows were cancelled due to the outbreak of Covid-19. Currently, her gigs for later in the year are still due to go ahead – find tickets on TicketMaster and check out the full dates below.
11/11/2020 – SWG3 – Glasgow
14/11 – O2 Victoria Warehouse – Manchester
15/11 – O2 Academy – Newcastle Upon Tyne
17/11 – O2 Academy – Sheffield
19/11 – O2 Academy – Leeds
20/11 – O2 Academy – Birmingham
22/11 – Rock City – Nottingham
24/11 – Norwich Nick Rayns LCR UEA – Norwich
26/11 – Plymouth Pavilions – Plymouth
27/11 – O2 Academy – Bristol
28/11 – Cardiff University Student’s Union – Cardiff
30/11 – O2 Academy – Bournemouth
01/12 – Brighton Dome – Brighton
03/12 – O2 Academy Brixton – London
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hey, it’s me, i’m sure ur not surprised by this announcement but it doesn’t make it less painful for me to cancel all these dates that i’ve been working so hard towards & so excited to do. this was my chance to test my vocals to see if i could sustain an hour set night after night & train for the 15 date winter tour (WHICH IS STILL HAPPENING) sing new songs that have been so important to me but mainly, play to sold out rooms of fans for 2 weeks. i’ve been dreaming of a tour like this, seeing all your faces & hearing u sing my lyrics back. meeting the people that have been supporting me for years & bringing u the best show i could have imagined. the world is fucked. i’m sorry this is happening. i really wish it wasn’t. stay safe & i’ll see you in the winter tour x
Hill began her career after she auditioned for The Voice UK and, while she didn’t win, she kept in contact with some industry professionals who she met while filming. She has since worked with many other artists, providing vocals and co-writing songs, two of which peaked at number 1 on the UK Singles Chart.