Album Review Beabadoobee - Fake It Flowers

Beabadoobee - Fake It Flowers

Grab your baggiest, most-frayed jumper, pop this on and get ready to get moody.

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While obviously entirely coincidental that her debut falls towards the end of a year in which both nothing much and everything ever has happened - Beabadoobee’s ascendancy was secure once she’d pondered existence as a ‘90s slacker rock icon on her ‘Space Cadet’ EP. After all - if there’s one thing the universe has conspired to allow us to do over the past six months, it’s brood. And the diary-entry nature of Bea’s songwriting - over twelve tracks she dips into hair dye as empowerment (‘Dye It Red’), self-harm via blistering highlight ‘Charlie Brown’, and a not-particularly-well-hidden reference to her boyfriend in ‘Horen Sarrison’ - makes the fuzzy, bubblegum grunge of ‘Fake It Flowers’ a perfect brooding soundtrack. Jumping into life with the anthemic ‘Care’, Bea’s playfulness with a loud- quiet dynamic is on point, whether in the aptly-named ‘Emo Song’, or even ‘Sorry’ - which faltered slightly as a single - here acting as a perfect tension- breaker. Grab your baggiest, most-frayed jumper, pop this on and get ready to get moody.

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