Rebecca King-Crews credits her song ‘Breathless’ to enduring bumps in her marriage to husband Terry Crews
Rebecca explained the reasoning behind hiding her identity for so long and what it was that inspired some of her best songs
You may know Rebecca King-Crews as superstar Terry Crews' wife, but there's more to her than just that. She is finally taking the music world by storm and dropping her pseudonym 'Regina Madre', which is the name she has been releasing music under for years now. She has four songs released under 'Regina Madre', and more recently released two new songs under her true identity, Rebecca King-Crews. In an exclusive conversation with MEAWW, Rebecca explained the reason behind hiding her identity for so long and what it was that inspired some of her best songs.
“It was becoming increasingly difficult to hide my appearance. When we did photo shoots and media for posting, we were always trying to do things that didn’t show my face and obscure my appearance."
After being encouraged by her family and the team behind her music, she decided to drop the identity that she had created for herself. However, that’s not necessarily an easy thing to do, as there is a stigma behind being the wife of a celebrity, with people already having a preconceived notion of who you are and what you can do.
"I put the music out under Regina Madre simply because I wanted the people to hear my music without bias. If you have ever been in the public eye for any reason, there are a whole plethora of preconceived ideas about someone."
Her single 'Breathless', one of the first songs she released under her real name, was an extremely personal piece that she felt she needed to share in an honest and vulnerable way. While at first listen it’s an upbeat dance song, there was a great deal of pain, fear, and vulnerability that went into writing it. Soon after the release, Rebecca also released an extremely personal, beautiful and relatable music video featuring her husband Terry Crews.
“I did shoot a video about a year and a half ago called 'Breathless', which is another song I wrote about my marriage. When I wrote that song, my husband and I had this huge fight, and it had to do with our future, it had to do with the direction we were trying to go as a couple. And I decided that I didn’t want to do it his way anymore, I wanted my way. I spent my 20s and a lot of my 30s just cheerleading whatever it was that he was trying to do. But he got a little used to that, he got a little too comfortable. So I said, ‘Look Boo, this has gotta be a two-way street, it’s gotta be about us, and there are some things that I want that aren’t on your little vision board, and they need to go on there or you need to go.’ He got really, really upset with me and I think it’s because I frightened him.
A common thing my husband would do would just leave, which triggered in me the fear of abandonment because I lost a parent when I was 6 years old. So I was sitting at the keyboard holding my breath, and I didn’t move, I sat there staring at the keys unable to talk or even pick up a phone and call a girlfriend. And out of the blue, my hands went down to the keyboard, and the song came out. I knew that every girl in the world has felt like that. Will you be there for me? Are you there for me when you don’t like what I have to say? Do you love me and do you love me unconditionally? Because that’s what I need.”
Check out our full interview with Rebecca Crews here: