Rebecca Scheja & Fiona FitzPatrick met at a party in Stockholm in 2007 and were inseparable ever since. They connected on both a personal and a creative level allowing them to form a unique bond, which is unmistakable throughout the past five years together as Rebecca & Fiona. The duo established their musical career in the EDM world after the release of their first single, “Luminary Ones” in 2010, which landed them an opening slot for electro-pop sensation, Robyn, on her European tour. From there, they toured all over the world, playing esteemed festivals such as Electric Daisy Carnival, Beyond Wonderland, and Tomorrowwland. They have also performed alongside some of the most celebrated artists in dance music like Tiesto, Kaskade, Steve Angello, and Axwell. Rebecca & Fiona released their debut album, I Love You, Man!, in 2011. The duo won Swedish Grammis for Best Electronic Album in 2011 and in 2015, beating out Swedish House Mafia and Avicii with their second album Beauty Is Pain, which was released in 2014.
Now eager to stretch themselves creatively, the girls have signed with RCA Records and re-invented themselves, writing hooky songs that mix elements of pure pop (perhaps Sweden’s finest export), punk, indie rock, and dance. Anchored by heavy beats, Rebecca & Fiona’s music is still dancefloor-friendly, but it’s now structured as hooky, classic pop, the flawless kind Sweden is famous for. The girls wrote the songs they are considering for their upcoming album largely on their own with a few well-chosen collaborators, like Daniel Ledinsky, who also wrote “Habits” with Tove Lo.
Rebecca & Fiona’s first shot across the bow is their crackling new single “Sayonara,” a well-earned kiss-off to those who have doubted them in the past, especially the naysayers who thought two young women trying to make it as DJs just felt wrong. That’s what I feel when I listen to ‘Sayonara.’” “It’s an anthem about leaving something behind and walking into something new and beautiful,” Rebecca says.
If it’s one thing that has remained constant in Rebecca & Fiona’s entwined journey as best friends and musical partners it’s their message of empowerment. The greatest party anthems of all time, from ’70s disco to ’90s rave, are always motivational. “We want to inspire people to have fun and do whatever they feel is good for them,” Rebecca says. “Our music is the story of how we became self- secure by enjoying who we are, how we look, and what we’re good at,” Fiona adds. “We engage in what we like to do and we want to spread that to other people. We want all the stories to be told.”