The Filipino-British songwriter takes listeners back to the 90s with brand new single ‘Care’, the first track from her upcoming debut album Fake It Flowers.
‘Care’, with its dreamy alt-rock guitars, captivating melodies and catchy hooks, has Bea singing out her frustrations on a rocky relationship. She sings “I don’t want your sympathy I guess I’ve had it rough, but you don’t really care!” her vulnerability is felt with each repeated use of the word ‘Care’.
The accompanying music video, directed and shot by long-time collaborators bedroom, features a retro-style aesthetic that reminds you of movies from the late 90s and early 2000s.
On the track and video, Bea says:
“This song has end of 90s movie vibes, like you’re driving down a highway. It is pretty much me being angry at society, or people around me who I just don’t think know me and don’t care. I don’t want you to feel fucking sorry for me. I just want you to understand what I’ve been through.
I never expected to be making the first video from my album during a pandemic! I was so lucky to be locked down with the bedroom guys, it feels like its turned out as one of the most personal, real videos I’ve made. I’m so excited to share it!”
It’s been an incredible musical journey for Beabadoobee. At just 20 years old, she has won the hearts and admiration of her Gen-Z fan base with her DIY bedroom pop music style. Her first track, ‘Coffee’, gained over 30 million streams on Spotify before being remixed by Canadian artist Powfu for his viral Tik Tok track ‘Death Bed (Coffee for Your Head)’. In the span of two years, she has produced five EPs via label Dirty Hit including last year’s critically-acclaimed third EP Space Cadet.
Her debut album, Fake It Flowers, is scheduled for release later this year. From what we’ve heard with ‘Care’, we’re expecting it to be a sublime record once it’s out!
Cover photo by: Callum Harrison