‘member monday: beabadoobee

Does it take a music genius with complex and creative ideas or can a normal person like you and I create such profound music?

To be honest, I don’t think that statement even makes sense. What defines “profound” anyways and how can you determine the scale of a song’s “profoundness”? Maybe it’s not about seeking out something profound, rather seeing profoundness in everyday life. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

beabadoobee

, or Bea, is 18 years young and a somewhat newcomer to the “music world” spotlight. She writes about what an 18-year-old goes through; mental health, crushes and relationships, and the simple day-to-day life of a young girl trying to figure out the world around her. She is very observant in her lyrics, proving to be a great storyteller. Her lyrics are quirky and can tell you her transparent thoughts while successfully using cheeky rhymes without coming off as cheesy, with a side of multiple “ughs” and eye rolls.

She also writes as if she’s directly talking with me, mixing quirkiness with absolute insanity – that’d be a good conversation to hear; no honestly, I think she and I would come up with some good topics to discuss (DM me, gurl). To top it off, Bea tastefully repeats ideas without coming off as mundane as an attempt to get a bop that just won’t happen; I’d rather bop to something that’ll help me figure out what the hell is going on with my life (or at least share comfort in knowing that I’m not the only one who’s lost).

I’ll surely bop to “Dance with Me”, my bop at the moment.

“Dance with Me” is a one-minute “cutsey” (cute song, but I want to make it a new genre – let’s do it guys) about being at a party and all she wants is a dance with the guy/girl/person (I don’t judge) she thinks is cute. That’s it.
It’s quite a refreshing departure from both the depressing music you hear on the radio as well as the booty-popping lyrics of buying new cars and having a ton of sex — don’t get me wrong I still like some of those bops here and there, but when I come across music telling a story for what it is, I’m a sucker.

I love that Bea doesn’t try to be “profound” in her writing; she just writes about her experience with life. She doesn’t have it all figured out and that’s okay. That’s what makes her songs so relatable. Life isn’t about what’s profound and the “big” events, it’s just about living life and getting through the day. Throw in some mystery as to what comes next and you’ve got a “beabadoobee classic”.

Check out beabadoobee and her debut album, “patched up”, released in early December!

P.S. Listen to some of her old stuff. The tracks are low quality, but the songs are gems which represents the high quality of her music. I also think it works better, though I’d be curious to hear them in a studio setting. Or maybe not. I’ll let Bea sit on that one.

Zach Aldana
I am a musician with a focus in voice. I studied music during my undergraduate years, receiving a degree in Music at the University of Illinois at Chicago. My musical experience stems back from when I was three years old singing in a church choir. 22 years later, I've participated in numerous choirs, some of which have toured internationally from South Korea to Wales. I am also a classically trained singer, performing solos around the world, most notably for Kelly Clarkson's Piece by Piece World Tour at the Allstate Arena in 2015. Aside from performing, I also enjoy songwriting, analyzing music, and of course, stating my opinion about all things music. Aside from that, I am a graphic designer and web developer. I began graphic and web design at the age of eight. In time, I have been commissioned to help schools and universities, businesses, and personal clients develop their presentation and online exposure. ​

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