“As a society, I think that we put a lot of pressure on men being masculine and women being feminine, and what I wanted to say with this music video is that there are no rules.”
A self-proclaimed “new wave Glam Rock duo,” Deitre (pronounced Dee-truh according to their Facebook) is the brain child of Richie Bee and Peter Savad.
“Pete, Andy, and Joey have known each other for a while.” says Bee. “They grew up together. I came into the mix about 5 years ago, and met them through my old band.”
Deitre’s sound is a mix of influences ranging from Whitney Houston to the punk and rock sounds from the 70’s. While the band is known for a heavier rock sound, Bee is fond of their newer work which is “coming out soon.”
“It has a little more breath and is less heavy,” Bee says, also noting that it “is a little more seasoned.”
Citing this summer as a targeted EP release Bee says that their upcoming music is going to be a fun change.
“This upcoming year is going to be full of new & exciting stuff.” Bee says. “We release our next EP this summer which is going to be a lot more dancy.”
Pulling from everything around them, Bee is inspired by life around them.
“Lyrically, my inspiration comes from the stories and lessons I have heard/learned throughout my life” Bee says.
While making the newest album, Bee says all of the songs are special to them.
“They all resonate with me for different reasons. I have learned so much about myself throughout the making of this album.”
Despite being the newest member of Deitre, Bee has a message for fans about life;
“I guess it would be that life is a rollercoaster ride – and the only way to get through it is to embrace yourself while doing what you LOVE.”
Recently, the band released a music video for “Jesse” that boasts themes of gender fluidity and the LGBTQ+ community.
“The most important thing for me as an artist is to stay true to who I am as a queer man,” says Richie Bee in a press release. “As a society, I think that we put a lot of pressure on men being masculine and women being feminine, and what I wanted to say with this music video is that there are no rules.”