Debbie Schippers asks “Why Can’t You Love Me?”
To not only be in possession of a remarkable musical talent, but to be able to wield it with such a powerful self-assurance and confidence at only 22 years of age is what marks Debbie Schippers out as a young woman with a very exciting future ahead of her. She just released her new single “Why Can’t You Love Me?” and it’s soooooo good.
Despite her youth, the Dutch born singer-songwriter has already racked up an impressive amount of experience. Debbie spent her childhood feeding an ever-increasing appetite for performing by playing in various bands around her hometown in Germany and recording her first demos in her basement with her father. Quickly realising that her ambition lay rooted in music, Schippers took the bold step of moving to Berlin on her 18th birthday in order to launch herself into a full-time music career.
Citing soul music as one of her main influences during her formative years, Schippers’ powerful vocal melodies reflect her admiration for strong female vocalists such as Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys and Whitney Houston. Debbie is gearing up to release her first EP, born out of many years of gigging, growing and carefully fostering her sound. Whilst her powerful vocals are instantly reminiscent of her soul singing heroines, it is impossible to ignore the love of live music and instrumentation that heavily influences the energy and creative direction of the EP, with Schippers nodding to old rock bands such as The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac and Led Zeppelin.