beabadoobee has shared a new version of her beloved recent single GLUE SONG featuring American singer songwriter CLAIRO. A sweet, simple love song, the track has been streamed nearly 100 million timesand saw beabadoobee make her Top 40 debut in the UK Official Singles Chart.
After years of online chatter from both fan communities about the two artists one day collaborating, the song sees beabadoobee and Clairo reunite after touring the US together in 2019.
“Claire’s been a good friend since she brought me on her tour around the release of her first album,” says Bea. “She tried a part on a verse for Glue Song and it sounds so sweet. I’ve always been inspired by her melodies and to finally have both our voices together on a track makes me real happy. This song’s special to me, it’s a heartfelt love song and I think we related to the honesty in that.”
beabadoobee is currently on tour across America supporting pop superstar Taylor Swift, opening for The Eras Tour stadium shows, and has so far played Las Vegas, San Diego, Tucson, San Antonio and Arlington. This followed her sold out acoustic tour of Europe and comes ahead of a select number of festival shows this summer and another sold out headline run in the EU and the US.
Born in the Philippines and raised in London, Beatrice Laus began recording music as beabadoobee in 2017. At just 22 years old, beabadoobee already has two acclaimed albums and five sonically diverse EPs under her belt, while also receiving BRIT Award and BBC Sound Of nominations and won the NME 2020 Radar award. She has accumulated 4.6 billion streams worldwide and has a 3.5 million+ social reach with a huge, dedicated Gen Z fanbase.
beabadoobee’s highly anticipated debut album Fake It Flowers was released in 2020 to widespread critical acclaim (“a thrilling debut album from Gen Z’s newest guitar hero” NME 5*; “the charismatic star of the indie revival” The Times 4*; “at once raw and confessional, yet anthemic in scale” Dazed) and debuted at #8 in the UK album chart.
Her follow up 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. Beatopia debuted in the Top 5 of the UK album chart and was accompanied by her biggest sold out UK tour to date, a huge North America tour and her first Asia tour. Beabadoobee has toured globally, supporting the likes of The 1975, Halsey and Clairo, and in 2022 played at festivals worldwide, including Coachella, Glastonbury, Summer Sonic, Reading and Leeds and many more.
“Indie-pop prodigy Bea Kristi keeps growing in front of our eyes.”
THE TIMES ★★★★
“Laus shows a real feeling for sweet-voiced melodic guitar pop with fuzzy overtones. Talk sounds like a 1990s indie disco classic; Pictures of Us is delightfully wistful; and the whole thing rubs along with grungy charm.”
STEREOGUM – ALBUM OF THE WEEK
“Beatopia sounds like a promise. It sounds like the work of someone who will stick around, who will keep pushing and exploring.”
“The guitar hero trades teenage angst for self-acceptance on her second album, exploring a new sonic palette with confidence.”
LOUD & QUIET 8/10
“Beabadoobee is a voice of a generation.”
“The sheer range of sounds attempted here is impressive.”
“Bea Kristi’s second album is simultaneously heavy and light, dense and playful, melodic and dissonant.”
“Beatopiamarks beabadoobee as an artist able to set her own terms. Inventive, playful and, at times, truly magical, it might be an imaginary world, but it’s one that everyone should pay a visit.”
“Beatopiashows growth without risking losing the charm that has made Bea a firm favourite.”
“A formidable, agenda-setting songwriter.”
THE LINE OF BEST FIT 8/10
“Beatopia highlights an artist who has matured quickly, honing her initial work while impressively expanding her aesthetic scope.”
“The most realised version of her vision yet. The success of Beatopia lies in the expansion of beabadoobee’s sound in all the right places.”