Bebe Panthere
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Bebe Panthere

Brooklyn, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | SELF

Brooklyn, New York, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2013
Solo Pop Indie


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"Premiere: Bebe Panthere - "Competition""

You would never guess from the Western soundtrack-inspired guitars and the crunchy drums of the opening 20 seconds, or from the softly cooed vocals up the the 1.20 mark, that an incredibly sugar-coated, bubblegum bright pop chorus would suddenly hit you. Bebe Panthere is the solo project of Effie Liu, backup singer for French Horn Rebellion, and now creator of playful but edgy pop songs like “Competition.”

“Competition” is the second single from Bebe’s forthcoming debut EP Pink Sweat, which you can check out alongside the punk-influenced “Gimme All your Money” below. - Pigeons and Planes

"Bebe Panthere brings "Competition" to the tennis court"

Lorde isn't the only artist bringing solemn vibes to the tennis court. Adopting a sound and cadence similar to that of a high school drumline, this sound is something humans of all walks of life can groove to. Where Lorde is the dark and furtive, Bebe Panthere is the cute and energetic. Her latest tune, "Competition", and the accompanying video prove it.

Marching cadence, 'American Frontier' guitar riffs, and heavy emphasis on the Bebe's vocals make "Competition" a song to remember. Though she's only got five fans cheering her on by the sidelines, we'd gladly join in on the celebration. Take a look, listen, and fall in love with Bebe Panthere. - Earmilk

"Music Video: Bebe Panthere - "Competition""

From the Pink Sweat EP. Directed by Fernando Forero. - MTV Iggy

"Guest Playlist: Bebe Panthere's Begin Sport! Soundtrack"

Bebe Panthere is a champion, especially on her latest track, the Spaghetti-Western tinged electro-lite jam “Competition.” We asked the emerging Brooklyn-based babe to curate a playlist for us, which she did around the theme of competition and the different elements related to it, like getting pumped to face an opponent, reward, and perseverance.

She named it “Begin Sport!” because that is what the king says before a jousting match. Touché, Bebe! - Ladygunn

"Track of the Week: Bebe Panthere "Gimme All Your Money""

Brooklyn based pop diva Bebe Panthere (aka Effie Liu, former backing vocalist for French Horn Rebellion) might be classically trained on the piano and violin, but if “Gimme All Your Money,” the first single off of her upcoming EP Pink Sweat is any indication, she’s doing everything she can to defy her classical roots. With heavy bass lines, electronic instrumentation and sexually suggestive lyrics, “Gimme All Your Money” is about as far away from Mozart, Vivaldi or Brahms as you can get. Bebe Panthere’s more contemporary influences, mainly ‘80s pop and ‘70s punk, however can be easily detected throughout.

“Gimme All Your Money” sets off with a dynamic bass line that bends and shifts throughout the track. After minimal musical development, Panthere’s vocals enter into the mix. She starts off with a slow, breathy, sultry whisper. Her voice grows stronger as she sings for a fleeting moment until it climaxes into a growling squeal, only to instantly pull back. As if the various facets of her speaking and singing voice weren’t demonstrated clearly enough in the chorus and and opening verses, she even goes so far as to tack on a rap verse at the end.

A song titled “Gimme All Your Money,” is expected to possess a certain amount of attitude, and Panthere does not disappoint. The opening line, “Gimme all your money, hand it over honey” is repeated throughout for emphasis while the song transitions into new sections musically. The vixen assumes sexual dominance when she declares, “You and I are going to rage… tonight. Face the truth. Are you trying to be funny, be a dummy? I’ll take you to school.” Though aggressive, she never appears as if she’s over exerting herself. Words fall out of her mouth calmly and spontaneously as she transitions seamlessly from one style to another.

Bebe Panthere describes herself as une bébé dans la discothéque and I couldn’t agree more. From her textured, dynamic music to her haute pink colored hair, she’s as confident musically as she is aesthetically arresting. Keep an eye out for Pink Sweat, but until then check out “Gimme All Your Money”, AF’s track of the week, below. - Audiofemme

"Mundo Musique: New Single from Bebe Panthere, “Competition”"

With spring in full bloom and hot, sultry summer nights around the corner, it is the season of cool vibes, smooth grooves, and festival-sized anthems. Some will appeal to the masses for their pounding beats and evangelical choruses, others will captivate our imaginations with the grand instrumentation and witty lyrics, while others will just merely overwhelm us. There there will be those that subtly catch our attention, where after each listen we appreciate the artistry more and more.

That is the case with the latest single from emerging pop songstress Bebe Panthere, the new solo project of Effie Liu, a backup vocalist French Horn Rebellion. “Competition”, the second single to be released from her forthcoming EP, Pink Sweat, is an understated but hypnotic synth-pop tune that has multiple layers. Starting with the spaghetti-Western opener to the synth beats and electronic drums in the background to the echoing pop melody, “Competition” is much more complex than after a single listen. In many ways, Bebe Panthere steals a page from Blood Orange’s songbook through her use of various sounds and textures but adds another layer with the tinge of the countryside.

“Competition” is below. Also included is the first single of the upcoming EP, “Gimme All Your Money”, an ’80s-inspired, Blondie-meets-Paula Abdul-with-a-touch-of-hip-hop tune. - The Revue


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Raised on Madonna Records, Tarantino Soundtracks, and 90’s Punk, Bebe Panthere is an emerging pop singer and songwriter based in Brooklyn, New York. With an exotic look, long flowing pink hair and an exuberant style that reflects a pastiche of counter culture - it’s hard to imagine Bebe, in her youth, playing classical piano and violin to appease her traditional family. Although she began singing in private as a child influenced by The Little Mermaid soundtrack, she felt shy about her voice, once pleading to her brother not to tell her parents after he walked in on her singing while working on a coloring book. Years later, it would be the San Francisco Bay Area punk scene that would prove to be the greatest influence in helping her recognize her true form. Young, liberated and bursting with creativity, the punk ethos possessed her to begin writing music, singing on stage, creating visual art and designing fashion.

Bebe later moved to New York to pursue a career in fashion, however, the infectious rumblings of musical passion kept her up at night. After dropping out of the industry, she jumped into becoming back-up vocalist for new jack swing band, French Horn Rebellion. During this period, Bebe forged connections with Baghdaddy (Weekend Money) and Robert Perlick-Molinari (French Horn Rebellion), who produced her upcoming EP “Pink Sweat.” Described as Kill Bill meets Blondie with hip hop sprinkles on top, the EP plays like an homage to New York in the ’70s, new wave in the ’80s and dance pop from the ’90s.

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