Beck Pete is an up-and-coming Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter. Her latest EP, Muse follows the trajectory of a dysfunctional romantic relationship that begins with both sides being in the wrong place mentally and emotionally. Not only do both people wind up making a ton of mistakes and missteps, there isn’t even a chance for a healthy relationship to occur.
Interestingly, the EP’s latest single, the slow-burning “Whiskey #4,” is centered around a hauntingly sparse arrangement featuring strummed guitar, thumping hip hop-like beats and Page’s sultry vocals. But at its core is an unresolved tension: the weird and conflicting push and pull that happens for someone realizes that they may be in a dysfunctional and toxic relationship — and yet they’re still inexplicably drawn to it, and desire it.