beabadoobee appeared on ALT 98.7’s Instagram Live on Wednesday afternoon for a quick interview and live acoustic rendition of her new song “Care.”
beabadoobee (Beatrice Laus) is an emerging new artist in the indie music scene. At the age of 20, the Filipino-British singer-songwriter with a frank sense of humor and angst-ridden hooks knows just how to speak to teenage girls.
“It’s so heartwarming to know that I’ve helped these people somehow, in some way, to be more comfortable with themselves,” she says. Describing her debut album, Fake It Flowers, as a “female record,” she says “it’s a record for girls to cry to and dance to and get angry to. It’s all about, like, how annoying it is to be a girl.”
She also recently announced the release of her upcoming debut full-length album Fake It Flowers, coming this October 2020. She has previously released several EPs on Spotify, where songs like “coffee” and a cover of “The Moon Song” by Karen O. from the movie her had blown up. She was also named one of NME’s (New Musical Express) “Essential New Artists for 2019,” where Billie Eilish had also been named.
Her song “She Plays Bass” got me from the first listen (check out my cover and blog post of it here).
Keep in touch and let me know if you’d like to hear anything else!
RACHEL ANN CAUILAN
ALT 98.7 FM