Beneath ‘Care’s irresistible melodies, Bea confronts her past and finds catharsis in yells of “I don’t want your sympathy I guess I’ve had it rough, but you don’t really care!”. ‘Care’ was premiered as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record last night on BBC Radio 1 followed by the premiere of the accompanying video directed by longterm collaborators bedroom under lockdown.
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!”– Bea
Earlier this year Bea took to the road on a UK arena tour with labelmates The 1975, including two sold out shows at London’s O2 arena.
The end of 2019 also saw her tour the US with Clairo, headline the sold out Dirty Hit Tour and release her acclaimed third EP Space Cadet, the follow up 2018’s Dirty Hit debut Patched Up and her stardom cementing Loveworm. ‘Care’ sees Bea confidently stepping forward into her most exciting new chapter yet.
Born in the Philippines and raised in London, Bea Kristi began recording music as Beabadoobee in 2017. At just 20 years old, Beabadoobee has built her huge, dedicated Gen-Z fan base with her flawless output of confessional bedroom pop songs and DIY aesthetic.
Her first track, ‘Coffee’ gathered hundreds of thousands of streams in a matter of days, through a fan-uploaded video, and has since taken on new life as a sample in Powfu’s TikTok and worldwide chart-dominating hit.
Praise for Beabadoobee
“Phenomenal” – Vogue
‘The spirit of Pavement’s Stephen Malkmus has regenerated itself in 2020 as a bleach-haired teenager’ – Dazed
“galaxy-class starry-eyed swoon-pop” – The Guardian
“Beabadoobee provides a score to the lives of her teenage fans… she gives ‘90s alt-rock a cinematic sheen” – The FADER
“Intimate, close confessional vocals matched with stargazy guitars… a DIY sense of rawness, unaffected by industry bullshit or concerns over streaming algorithms” – i-D
“A bedroom-wall-of-sound classic… built to echo on infinite repeat” – New Yorker