It’s been a big week for musician beabadoobee. As a person who has amassed 4.6 billion streams, performed on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and has received critical acclaim from major outlets including The New York Times and Rolling Stone, all at only twenty-one years of age, for something to be considered big, it has to be big. And it is. The artist not only had her debut at the music festival Coachella recently but seemingly without taking a break, dropped her newest single “See You Soon.”
The origins of the song are groovy in nature. The inspiration for the track comes from beabadoobee’s psychedelic trips while on shrooms. When under the influence, her journeys have led her to conclude that making mistakes is ok and important if they are learned from and productive. This realization can be considered a therapeutic breakthrough for the singer.
In a press release, beabadoobee explains the process of creating “See You Soon,” saying, “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 a realization of some sort. 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.”
“See You Soon” is the follow-up to the lead single “Talk” from beabadoobee’s upcoming album Beatopia. The album’s name comes from a made-up world the artist imagined when seven. It releases on July 15.
A music video for “See You Soon” accompanies the song. Watch below.
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