beabadoobee’s ‘Fake it Flowers’ is an ode to female rage

When I spoke with Fil-Brit artist beabadoobee (Beatrice Laus) back in August, I knew there was anger. Call it a spark, darkness, or whatever — I just knew there were more layers to Bea that just needed to appear.

Enter ‘Fake It Flowers’ , a powerful tribute to the ‘loud, annoying girl ‘ and the unsung complexities that come with it.

The Iloilo-born artist proudly calls her latest album a ‘ female record’, what with tracks that convey familiar coming-of-age moods, from the fiery track ‘Care’ to dreaming up names of her future children names through ‘ Yoshimi, Forest, Magdalene ‘.

‘It’s so heartwarming to know that I’ve helped [listeners] somehow, in some way, to be more comfortable with themselves. It makes me happy,’ Bea shared on her music’s impact.

Ultimately, the 12-track album is a Y2K-esque project filled with substance, dreams of the future, and rage. Much like women, it’s pretty hard to sum it up in just one word.

‘It’s a record for girls to cry to and dance to and get angry to. It’s all about, like, how annoying it is to be a girl.’

Meanwhile, beabadoobee is set to play headline shows across the UK and Ireland in 2021. Once the pandemic is over, Bea also plans to visit her birthplace of Iloilo, as it serves as one of her ‘ dream ‘ destinations.

‘Obviously one of my dream places to perform is my home — which is Iloilo. I would love to come and just thank you for all the support. Hopefully soon, because f*ck Corona.’

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Originally published at https://wethepvblic.com on October 16, 2020.

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