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About beabadoobee

As beabadoobee, singer-songwriter Beatrice Kristi Ilejay Laus meticulously dissects the tiny joys and inner battles of everyday life and wraps them all into snug indie-pop gems. Born in 2000, in the Philippines, the young Beatrice moved to London with her parents at age three. While she spent a number of years playing the violin, it wasn’t until her father gifted her a guitar at 17 that she found the creative outlet she was craving. Inspired by the lo-fi lullabies of Kimya Dawson’s Juno soundtrack and the candid ballads of Original Pilipino Music, she began crafting songs in her “safe place”: her bedroom. “It’s where I write my music. It’s where I want to feel most comfortable. It’s where everything started,” she told Apple Music. And it’s where the Apple Music Up Next artist recorded her debut track, the cozy acoustic lullaby “Coffee,” in 2017. A nearly instant online hit, the tweeish track kicked off a prolific musical streak that culminated with beabadoobee’s 2020 debut album, Fake It Flowers, a tender, cathartic love letter to ‘90s alternative and indie rock—and herself. As she’s built up her confidence, her sound, and her list of collaborators (including The 1975’s Matty Healy), Laus remains a refreshingly honest voice. “With my music, I want it to feel like a warm blanket. I want it to be that album you dance to in your bedroom late at night.”

Iloilo City, Philippines
June 3, 2000

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