“Born Again” by Bebe Rexha
The term “born again” is one which is widely recognized as being related to spirituality and more specifically an ideology put forth in the New Testament. As basically expressed therein, doing so is a prerequisite before reaching Heaven in the afterlife. And Bebe Rexha also utilizes that term with that understanding in mind.
However, what she is saying, most simply and comprehensively interpreted, is that she would rather have a romantic relationship with the addressee than go to Heaven. In other words, as expressed in the chorus, Bebe feels as if experiences being “born again” every time she makes out with her sweetheart.
And apparently, the reason she’s coming off like this is not only due to concluding that being with him is preferable to spiritual paradise but also relatedly, as implied in the first verse, their relationship is somehow an illicit one.
In other words, it’s insinuated the two of them being together is in some way a ‘sin’. Therefore, it’s as if Rexha is forsaking Heaven in order to be with him.
But beyond all of the spiritual/biblical references – a motif that is utilized throughout Bebe – this is more or less a standard sex song. And again, what the vocalist has concluded is that being with the addressee here in the moment is more pleasing than anything that “the afterlife” may have to offer.
So to reiterate, the logical implication would be that their relationship is forbidden to compel her to make such a statement, but how so is never specified.
“Every time you kiss me, I’m born again, yeah”
THE TEAM BEHIND “BORN AGAIN”
The aforementioned “Bebe” is actually the name of Bebe Rexha’s third studio album, with “Born Again” being one of the tracks on its playlist.
Rexha wrote this song with Buzz, Alex Bilowitz and the track’s producers, Nick Monson and Jussifer. And it was released through Warner Records on 28 April 2023.
WAS “BORN AGAIN” RELEASED AS A SINGLE?
No. Bebe’s “Bebe” album was supported by these singles: