The Filipino-British indie rocker beabadoobee has unveiled more details of her upcoming debut album: Fake It Flowers spans 12 songs and is set to arrive October 16th through Dirty Hit. Additionally, she’s shared a brooding new single called “Sorry”.
The track follows last month’s Song of the Week, “Care”, which saw the lo-fi TikTok sensation embracing full-band rock instrumentation, and “Sorry” moves even further into that direction. The first two-thirds of the song place Bea Kristi’s stark vocals over a cloudy guitar lick and dramatic violin strokes, patiently building suspense until the distorted guitar comes crashing in, screeching like something from an early Smashing Pumpkins record.
Per a statement, Kristi said that “Sorry” is quite literally an apology to a dear friend who’s breaking down and fading away as a person. “It’s the idea of dismissing something because it felt too close to home and a personal reminder to never take for granted what that person could have had,” she added.
In the song’s music video, Kristi wanders through a dark hallway before emerging into a beautiful field of wildflowers and rocking out with her guitar. Directed by her frequent collaborator bedroom, it’s a fitting visual for the song’s triumphant musical climax. Find that below, followed by the album artwork and full tracklist.
Fake It Flowers, available for pre-order here, is beabadoobee’s long-awaited debut full-length after a successful string of EP’s and singles. The most recent was last year’s Space Cadet EP, which contained the Pavement-referencing single “I Wish I Was Stephen Malkmus” and followed her other 2019 EP, Loveworm.
Update: Speaking of The 1975, Kristi told Beats 1 Radio that she has a new EP in the works produced by the band’s Matt Healy and George Daniel. The two acts briefly toured together earlier this year. More details to come.
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