Critically acclaimed Gen Z icon beabadoobee has shared her new single and video, SEE YOU SOON, lifted from her forthcoming second album BEATOPIA (pronounced Bay-A-Toe-Pee-Uh) out on 15 July 2022.
See You Soon is a special song for beabadoobee and, personally, her favourite track from Beatopia, written straight after a memorable trip on shrooms. “I feel like the idea behind See You Soon is that it’s meant to feel like you’re tripping on shrooms. Or, I feel like the chorus especially, I want it to sound like a breath of fresh air, like a realisation of some sort.
“I wrote it during a time where I was away a lot and making a lot of mistakes and doing a lot of things to help me figure a lot of stuff out. And I feel like I found the importance of doing that really; it was therapeutic because it made me appreciate everything around me so much more. Being away and being by myself with my own thoughts, it was kind of like a punch in the face. And I guess it’s just really playing along with the fact that, you know, it’s okay to make mistakes, if it makes you a stronger person, if it makes everything make sense. And it’s important to be by yourself sometimes.”
The chorus of See You Soon hints at the prospect of arena singalongs, as all encompassing for the listener as the trip was for Bea.
Due for release on 15 July via Dirty Hit, Beatopia is a fantastical yet deeply personal world that was formed in the imagination of a seven-year-old beabadoobee and has been carried with her ever since. The album is available to pre-order here: Pre-order Beatopia
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.
Beabadoobee is currently on tour across the US. Following her shows at Coachella and run of headline dates, she’ll be joining Halsey as main support for her arena shows throughout May and June. She’ll then play a headline tour of the UK this October, culminating in a huge show at the legendary London Brixton Academy, with tickets available now from www.beabadoobee.com
Beabadoobee is also set to play shows in the US with Bleachers, and festival shows worldwide including Glastonbury, Governor’s Ball, Summer Sonic, Mad Cool, Rock En Seine, TRNSMT and more.