The first song that teenage London artist Beabadoobee ever wrote on guitar now has over five million plays on Spotify alone. "Coffee" is a warm, charming acoustic track that thrives on simplicity, but her most recent EP Patched Up is a more developed product. Even with more complex arrangements, Bea maintains a visceral, raw sound that balances the sweeping melancholy of '90s rock with the trademark intimacy of the current DIY style that is often the starting point for today's young musicians. Bea finishes school in May, and following a sold out debut show in London she plans to play a string of UK festivals and hit stages in the US for the first time. New music is also coming very soon.
“This EP Loveworm was inspired by all the music I listened to during a hard time in my life," Bea says of her upcoming project. "It helped me forget about everything. From The Moldy Peaches to Pavement to Daniel Johnston, music was always a means of escapism for me. I wanted to make songs that could belong to one of my playlists. Something people can dance and cry to.
"The songs on Loveworm pretty much sum up what I was feeling at the time... love is hard, complicated and I’m pretty fragile. Sometimes it’s hard to balance that with school and music but I guess writing the songs for the EP helped me a whole lot. And I hope it helps some people out too.”