Rebecca Turmel is an up-and-coming singer/songwriter who made her professional solo recording debut in July with the single “Am I Missing Something”. That track introduced a talented young indie-folk/americana artist from New Hampshire with a deeply personal, emotional songwriting style.
Although she has only recently released her first original music, Rebecca Turmel is no newcomer to the world of music. Originally coming from a theater background, the singer spent the last three years touring as a cover artist. With guitar in hand she frequents coffee shops and folk festival stages throughout New England.
“Wish You Well” is the latest single from Rebecca Turmel, released worldwide via all major streaming services on September 30. 2022. An ensemble of bass, drums, organ and electric piano join the singer and her guitar for the melancholy but amicable breakup song. It’s a great organic groove and Rebecca shines on the mic with the perfect balance of alt-folk soul and country twang.
Check out “Wish You Well” below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Indie Songwriters playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming service. We had the chance to chat with Rebecca Turmel about the song. Check out her answers to our 8 questions below. Follow the links at the end of this article to connect with the artist. Get on her socials and get in the loop on all of the music to come from this exciting new voice.
8 Questions with Rebecca Turmel
Where are you from?
I grew up in a small town in New Hampshire in the area we call the “Lakes Region”. If you have never been, it is surrounded by colorful mountains, crystal clear lakes, and a lot of wildlife. Nothing beats this scenic state. It will always be near and dear to my heart.
How long have you been making music?
I actually didn’t start writing my own music until just last year. I started my musical journey as a cover artist about three years ago and began by playing at local open mics, which later turned into gigs, and eventually a full-time job. After the pandemic, I became inspired to write my own material and explore the world of songwriting. I have fallen in love with the process. I cannot get enough of it.
Who are the musicians involved in your project?
I got to collaborate with some very talented musicians on this project as “Wish You Well” became more of a full production than my last tune. Chris Decato plays the organ and piano, Ben Cogan plays the upright bass, and then my manager, Jim Yeager, added some vocal harmonies, while also playing the guitar and drums. They each added a special touch that I am very grateful for.
Who are your biggest musical influences?
My biggest musical influences are Taylor Swift, Liz Longley, Kelly Clarkson, and Jennifer Nettles. I have always been influenced by powerful women in the music industry with booming voices and the ability to truly captivate a crowd. I am fascinated by their authenticity and talents.
What is your greatest non-musical influence?
My mother has been my biggest influence since the day I was born. I know everyone says it, but I truly do have the best mom ever. She has shown me over and over again what it means to be strong, kind, and passionate. Everything I know comes from her and her beautiful heart. I hope to be half the woman she is one day.
What inspired you to create this project?
I was inspired to create this project because I was having a really hard time getting over my break-up. After much time with my thoughts, I knew the only way I could truly move on was to find a way to let go of everything, and I needed to do it on my own. So, I sat down with my notepad and wrote down everything I was feeling. I realized I was experiencing a whole other side to heartbreak and needed to find the positive instead of dwelling on all the negatives that came with my previous relationship.
What are your plans for the future (musically)?
A lot of exciting things are happening! I am about to head down to Nashville to record my next single at the Blackbird Studios. From there, the plan is to continue writing and sharing my stories with you all for the rest of my time on this earth. I can’t imagine doing anything else.
Is there anything else you would like to say?
I just want to say thank you to everyone who has been listening to my singles “Am I Missing Something” and “Wish You Well”. I would not be where I am today without the support of my family, friends, and now, my fans. It has been such a pleasure getting to know all of you. I cannot wait to share my next tune with you in the coming months!