Bella Stine’s Fight to “Click or Crash”
Drawing inspiration from female artists such as Gracie Abrams and Phoebe Bridgers, Bella Stine, a talented 17-year-old singer-songwriter, has spent the past few years meticulously crafting her teenage experiences into her very first EP. For Bella, music is not just an art form but a way of escaping the harsh realities of life. Her music is deeply personal and often comes from a place of vulnerability.
Bella’s musical style is a unique blend of classic and contemporary influences. Her sound echoes the iconic vibes of Mazzy Star while also capturing an eclectic modern sound. With a voice that is both haunting and soulful, Bella’s music has quickly gained a dedicated following among fans of indie and alternative genres. Her first EP is a testament to her raw talent, and it is clear that she has a bright future ahead of her in the music industry.
Every now and then an artist hits a very special chord that spreads like wildfire, other times the chords that they hit are not in a guitar but within themselves. They find the strength, the courage, and the fire within them to believe in their talent and their purpose as a musician, and today, Bella Stine is sharing that moment with us.
Bella Stine’s newest release is called “click or crash” and it serves as a poetic embodiment of Bella’s internal struggle, a lyrical tapestry that weaves together the threads of doubt, pain, and fears that perpetually haunt her existence. The stripped-down production and melancholic ambiance serve as a haunting backdrop, perfectly capturing the tumultuous emotions that reside within her psyche.
““click or crash” is the most meaningful, personal, and intimate song I have ever written. It is THE song that made me feel like I could even release music as an artist. I wrote it late one night in my room, sitting on my bed with my keyboard, audio recorder, and my notes app. It describes my inner conflict, and lyrically sums up my emotions of doubt, pain, and fear that I’m constantly struggling to overcome. “
The song comes brilliantly accompanied by a music video that glimpses into Bella’s mind and daily life. All shots keep her at the center and focus, as she clearly struggles with herself and within herself with the many doubts and inner conflicts already mentioned, hinting at the distressing feelings of loneliness and isolation that such turmoil can lead artists down into.
In this act of artistic vulnerability, Bella Stine has discovered a wellspring of courage. Through the creation of this work, she has found the strength to take a monumental leap towards her musical aspirations. ‘click or crash’ is not merely a song; it is a testament to the transformative power of embracing one’s deepest vulnerabilities and turning them into art, and perhaps more importantly: The power of saying “Yes, I can”.