Press Play: Beabadoobee

British artist Bea Kristi, or Beabadoobee, quickly found her fame with the upload of her first song Coffee onto YouTube. The hushed, intimate track garnered 300,000 views and turned industry heads, specifically Dirty Hit Records. Bea further introduced her touching and emotionally raw style just last December on her first EP “Patched Up”. This debut EP is full of Bea’s introspective reflections swimming alongside gentle strums of acoustic guitar. A flood of strings and trickling piano keys add to her stunning tenderness. With music this heart-rending and sentimental, Bea resonated extensively with fellow teens and beyond.

Bea’s gentle sound underwent an evolution with the release of her sophomore EP “Loveworm”. Released this past April, it’s an ambitious venture into all that Beabadoobee can be when backed by a full band. “Loveworm” is a careful fusion of dreamy production and grunge influences. Jangly, fuzzed-out guitar can be heard alongside more atmospheric instrumentals. Lyrics read like a perfectly-angsty excerpt from a restless teen’s journal. Inspired by a rough patch with her boyfriend, her lyricism spans a spectrum of emotions from the sudden disappointment of Disappear to the helpless infatuation of You Lie All The Time. Although Beabadoobee’s musings focus on the trials of young adulthood, all ages can resonate.