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"Expectations" is the debut studio album by singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha, released on June 22, 2018. Expectations went out for pre-order on April 13, 2018, with the release of two promotional singles: "Ferrari" and "2 Souls on Fire". The album will also include the upcoming single "I'm a Mess".

In addition to co-produced and with tracks co-written by Rexha, the album features great producers such as Max Martin, Ali Payami, JUSSI, Jason Evigan, Louis Bell, The Stereotypes and Hit-Boy.

The inspirations of Rexha for its creation were the singers Alanis Morissette and P!nk, besides the band No Doubt (of Gwen Stefani), which explains the vibe years 1990-2000.

Background Edit

Following the release of All Your Fault: Pt. 2, Rexha began teasing new songs for a third installment in the All Your Fault series, with her manager going on record about its release. However, it appeared plans had changed, as Rexha revealed her next project would be called Expectations through a tweet on November 7, 2017.[1] Rexha revealed the cover art on April 8, 2018, with the album being available for pre-order on April 13.

Release and promotion Edit

"Meant to Be" was initially released as the second single from Rexha's EP All Your Fault: Pt. 2. Following its success, the track was later promoted as the lead single for Expectations. The track was released on August 11, 2017 as part of the EP, and then released as a single on October 24.

"Ferrari" and "2 Souls on Fire", the latter of which features Quavo of Migos, were released as promotional singles for the album on April 13, 2018.

Bebe announced on her social media the official lead single from the album, "I'm a Mess" would be released June 15, 2018.

Track listing Edit

Standard
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Ferrari" Bebe Rexha, Asia Whiteacre, Jason Evigan Evigan, Gian Stone 3:32
2. "I'm a Mess" Rexha, Shelly Peiken, Meredith Brooks, Jussi Karvinen, Justin Tranter Jussifer, Devon Corey 3:15
3. "2 Souls on Fire" (featuring Quavo) Rexha, Aaron Zuckerman, Jussifer, Lauren Christy, Quavious Marshall Jussifer, Zuckerman 2:50
4. "Shining Star" Rexha, Christy, Scott Carter, Alexander Prawl, Dre Pinckney, Jacqetta Singleton Ali P, Robot Scott, Pinckney 3:06
5. "Knees" Rexha, David Garcia, Josh Miller Garcia 3:26
6. "I Got You" Rexha, Ben Berger, Christy, Jacob Kasher Hindlin, Ryan McMahon, Ryan Rabin Captain Cuts 3:11
7. "Self Control" Rexha, Christy, Andrew Wells Wells, Corey 2:54
8. "Sad" Rexha, Whiteacre The Monsters and the Strangerz, Corey 3:05
9. "Mine" Rexha, Hit-Boy, Nathalia Marshall, Lionchild, Lance Shipp, Rachel Kennedy Hit-Boy, Corey 2:51
10. "Steady" (featuring Tory Lanez) Rexha, Daystar Peterson, Louis Bell, Whiteacre Bell 3:14
11. "Don't Get Any Closer" Rexha, Scott Harris, Karvinen, Emily Warren Jussifer 2:48
12. "Grace" Rexha, Christy, Wells Wells 3:16
13. "Pillow" Rexha, Jonathan Yip, Raymond Romulus, Jeremy Reeves, Raymound McCollough II, Whiteacre The Stereotypes 3:36
14. "Meant to Be" (featuring Florida Georgia Line) Rexha, Tyler Hubbard, Josh Miller, David Garcia Willshire, Joey Moi 2:43
Japanese CD bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
15. "I Can't Stop Drinking About You" (Chainsmokers Remix) Rexha, Stefan Johnson, Jordan Johnson, Marcus Lomax The Monsters and the Strangerz, The Chainsmokers 4:23
16. "I Got You" (Cheat Codes Remix) Rexha, Berger, Christy, Hindlin, McMahon, Rabin Captain Cuts, Cheat Codes 3:19

Music videos Edit

  • "Meant To Be" received a clip on October 23, 2017, where Rexha starred with Florida Georgia Line in a 1980s tale of street-side bars and cafes, "where waitresses with red lipstick served pancakes at breakfast".
  • "Ferrari" was published on April 13, 2018 and received a clip at Spotify, where Rexha sings this song that uses the metaphor of being a Ferrari, like "how fast our lives can be".

References Edit

  1. Twitter - @BebeRexha - #EXPECTATIONS
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