With the release date of her sophomore LP getting closer and closer (July 15th), the buildup for Beatopia has shown absolutely no signs of slowing down. ‘See You Soon’ marks Beabadoobee’s 5th single of the year, if you include a couple of collaborations like ‘Fall In Love With A Girl’ with Cavetown, and ‘Silver Into Rain’ with Luna Li. Either way, since her breakout in 2020, Beabadoobee, also known as Beatrice Laus, seems to be trying to get as much music to us as is physically possible. A streak of a few collaborations has stopped and now Laus has come back to releasing solo stuff ahead of the new album. Listen below.
In a conversation with DIY Magazine, Laus had this to say, “I feel like the idea behind ‘See You Soon’ is that it’s meant to make you 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, you know, like a realisation of some sort,” explaining, “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 really 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, as long as it makes you a stronger person, as long as it makes everything makes sense. And it’s important to be by yourself sometimes.”
Bea’s new album comes alongside a full world tour set to begin in the states at the end of the month. Eventually, the tour will make its way to the UK for 11 nights in October. Tickets for the shows can be found here. If you can’t wait all the way until October, then she is performing alongside the likes of Paulo Nutini, The Strokes, and Lewis Capaldi at this year’s TRNSMT festival in Scotland, or at London’s Finsbury Park with Sam Fender. See below the full dates for her UK leg of the tour.
04/10 – Olympia Theatre – Dublin
05/10 – Ulster Hall – Belfast
07/10 – O2 Academy – Bristol
08/10 – UEA – Norwich
10/10 – Rock City – Nottingham
11/10 – NX – Newcastle
13/10 – Manchester Academy – Manchester
14/10 – Foundry – Sheffield
17/10 – Chalk – Brighton
18/10 – Southampton – Engine Rooms
19/10 – O2 Brixton Academy – London