Filipina-British international indie singer-songwriter beabadoobee recently had a succcessful run at Coachella. To mark the occasion, she also released her newest music video "See You Soon", which will be part of her much-awaited full-length release this July entitled Beatopia.
According to the press release of the song, she wrote it after a solo shroom trip and had a desire to write a song about appreciating the small details in life and everything around you.
Due for release on Friday 15th July via Dirty Hit, Beatopiais 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. Definitely something to look forward to from the artist Billboard ranked as the Top New Rock Artist of 2020.
"Strangely enough that's something that I have to put more research on," Bea said. "I know a lot of old Filipino artists because of my parents, but they don't know many new ones, and I would love to collaborate with more Filipino artists, whether if its with music or visuals or if its with anything else. There's so much talent in the country. That is something I'm very, very willing to do."
The pandemic gave her a ton of time to creaate Beatopia. "Honestly, as bad as the pandemic was, it was like a blessing in disguise," Beabadoobee marveled. "It offered so much time in music. We sat in the studio just to create. We had all the time in the world, all we did was write and make music."
If there's one thing that she's proud of figuring out how to do that was so different from the way she did it when she was starting out, is that she has learned how to collaborate with other songwriters and studio producers such as Matt Healy and George Daniel of The 1975, among many others. This was a big thing for her considering that she was so used to writing and producing virtually everything herself on her bedroom.
"It was obviously something that I have to get used to 'cause I used to write songs myself," beabadoobee said. "But Matt Healy taught me so, so much about songwriting that I applied on writing Beatopia. It was like a learning experience as well, very helpful. And I can't wait for George to do his own music, as he is honestly one of the most talented people I know. In terms of working with them together, it was so comfortable becausewe were friends and hung out prior, so the whole process was our own little holiday together on a farm with load sof dogs, so it was paradise."