Beabadoobee today returns with her new single ‘Last Day On Earth’, her first new music since the re-lease of her debut album Fake It Flowers at the end of last year. ‘Last Day On Earth’ was written at the very start of the pandemic and imagines what she’d have done had we known what was ahead of us, un-folding as a night of fun in the song’s video which was directed by Arnaud Bresson of Division Paris (M.I.A, Rosalia, ASAP Rocky).
‘Last Day On Earth’ is the first track to be taken from beabadoobee’s forthcoming new EP, Our Extended Play, written and produced with Matty Healy and George Daniel of The 1975. The pair spent early lock-down with Bea and her band in the Oxfordshire countryside, collaborating from the ground up on a di-verse collection of new songs.
Watch/listen to ‘Last Day On Earth’
Bea says that “Last Day On Earth is about all the things I would have done had I known we were going into a lockdown and the world was going to change the way it has. It was written shortly after the first main lockdown and lyrically it’s me reflecting on how it would feel if we all knew ahead of time what was going to happen. All the things I would have done if I knew it was the last day of our old normality. I wrote and recorded the EP on a farm with Matty and George from The 1975 in the countryside. It was really nice being able to create together, my first time writing and recording in that kind of setting. I wanted to experiment on the sounds and sonics even more and the EP to me has a feeling of togetherness to it… how we’re all in this joined as one”.
Beabadoobee is set to play a run of headline shows later this year. The Fake It Flowers tour will take place across the UK and Ireland in September and October, taking in 14 dates across the country, in-cluding a hometown show at London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town. Final tickets are on sale now.
2021 UK & IE Tour Dates
- Tue 07 Sep – MANCHESTER – O2 Ritz
- Thu 09 Sep – LEEDS – Beckett University
- Fri 10 Sep – NOTTINGHAM – Rescue Rooms
- Sat 11 Sep – BIRMINGHAM – O2 Institute
- Mon 13 Sep – CAMBRIDGE – Junction
- Tue 14 Sep – LEICESTER – O2 Academy
- Thu 23 Sep – LONDON – O2 Forum Kentish Town
- Fri 24 Sep – BRISTOL – SWX
- Sat 25 Sep – OXFORD – O2 Academy
- Tue 28 Sep – DUBLIN – The Academy
- Wed 29 Sep – BELFAST – Oh Yeah Music Centre
- Sat 02 Oct – NEWCASTLE – University Students Union
- Sun 03 Oct – EDINBURGH – The Liquid Room
- Mon 04 Oct – GLASGOW – SWG3
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.
Beabadoobee’s highly anticipated debut album Fake It Flowers was released in 2020 to widespread critical acclaim (“a thrilling debut 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 at the same time anthemic in scale”, Dazed), and debuted in the top 10 of the UK charts. At the start of last 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.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.