In her latest video, Beabadoobee takes the phrase “bedroom pop” in a very literal sense. The visual for “Lovesong,” from her upcoming sophomore album, Beatopia, shows the singer playing guitar in her bedroom, as she is cozied up near the fire on a rainy, stormy day.
She recorded much of her debut album, Fake It Flowers, in her home bedroom and took a similar approach to Beatopia. She named the album Beatopia after a fictional world she created when she was seven years old.
In an interview with The Face, Beabadoobee recalled drawing a map of the fictional Beatopia on paper, later to be mocked by a teacher in front of her class.
“My two friends made worlds as well,” she said, “but they weren’t anywhere near as enthusiastic about theirs, which was quite embarrassing… I guess I just wanted to escape reality, I kind of latched onto it because a lot of things were happening back home and it was a way of escaping everything that was going on around me.”
Toward the end of the video, viewers will see a backing band joining Beabadoobee in her room, adding orchestral elements to the song.
Check out “Lovesong” above.
Beatopia is out 7/15 via Dirty Hit. Pre-save it here.