BEABADOOBEE – ” Beatopia “

Posted: June 16, 2022 in MUSIC

Critically acclaimed, award winning icon for her generation, beabadoobee returns with her second studio album ‘Beatopia’ (pronounced Bay-A-Toe-Pee-Uh). ‘Beatopia’ is a fantastical yet deeply personal world that was formed in the imagination of a 7 year old beabadoobee and has been carried with her ever since. Housing Bea’s most impressive work to date, ‘Beatopia’ marks a huge progression, in 14 songs she traverses fuzzy rock, classic singer-songwriter, psychedelia, midwest emo and outright pop whilst remaining undeniably herself throughout.

‘fake it flowers’ landed as a fully formed, rounded beast – fans of everyone from the pixies to japanese breakfast to american football were picking up on different notes and claiming beabadoobee’s sound for their own.

The Filipino-born, London-raised singer/songwriter/guitarist beabadoobee announced her new album,  and shared its first single, “Talk,” via a video for it. “Beatopia” is due out July 15 via Dirty Hit Records. Alexandra Leese and Luke Casey directed the video.

Beabadoobee’s real name is Beatrice Laus (and she is also known as Bea Kristi). “Beatopia” is her sophomore album, the follow-up to her debut album, “Fake It Flowers”, and 2021’s “Our Extended Play EP”, which was co-written with and produced by Matty Healy and George Daniel of label-mates The 1975.

Beabadoobee had this to say about the new single in a press release: “I wrote ‘Talk’ just after my first album. I was obsessed with Tuesday because I thought it was the best night to go out, not too much chaos but just enough to have a good time. Generally, it’s about doing things that aren’t necessarily healthy or great for you, but you can’t help indulging. It’s like that unavoidable feeling that you get. You can’t get rid of it, and you know it’s bad, but you love it really, and it’s whatever, so you do it anyways.

but the truth is, for all of it’s obvious touchstones, ‘fake it flowers’ doesn’t sound wholly like anything else. there’s a niche, hidden in what we thought was a well trodden path, that she managed to carve out and present in a way we’d not heard before.

we’ve been desperate for more of that magic ever since. and now she’s delivered. ‘beatopia’ promises to be her “most impressive work to date”, 14 songs that traverse “fuzzy rock, classic singer-songwriter, psychedelia, midwest emo and outright pop whilst remaining undeniably herself throughout.” we cannot wait to dig in.

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