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With each project, beabadoobee creates her own world that exists without time or rules, and the artist brings her upbeat, dreamy passion project to the newly opened NX Newcastle on Tuesday 11th October. 

2020’s Fake It Flowers was the kickstart of the beabadoobee hype. The record is a very petite, jagged project, matching sweetness with a cynical callousness. Openly bolstering an obvious 90s alternative influence, the release felt filled with everything the artist could give, as every emotion of lust, anger and heartbreak battled against each other. The messy montage of adolescence is what resonated with audiences, as jangly guitars and scrappy vocals were delivered with conviction and energy.  

beatopia, the 2022 follow-up, is a brilliant step forward musically, while stepping back emotionally.  If the debut was a depiction of the dynamic teenage years, beatopia steps back into childhood. The entire album is a whimsical, joyful romp through a nostalgic meadow, imbued with love, innocence and truth. The feel good project is an extremely gentle, smiling release that pays homage to the sugar-coated glamour of 00s bubblegum pop, delivering a sickly sweet portrait of youth’s simplicity and potential. 

beabadoobee plays NX Newcastle on Tuesday 11th October.


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