BEABADOOBEE Shares Her Favorite OPM Bands, Local Teleserye
London-based singer-songwriter beabadoobee shared how deeply attached she is to her Filipino roots in our MYXclusive interview. The "coffee" hitmaker revealed she grew up listening to OPM and watching ABS-CBN dramas despite living overseas.
Of her musical influences, beabadoobee—whose real name is Beatrice Kristi Laus—cited The Cranberries, Alanis Morissette, and Suzanne Vega who her mom always listened to when she was young. The BRIT Awards 2020 Rising Star nominee also mentioned listening to OPM acts like the Itchyworms and Apo Hiking Society.
As for Filipino TV shows, the 20-year-old artist said she loved watching the drama anthology Maalaala Mo Kaya and the 2011 teleserye series Budoy starring Gerald Anderson.
Meanwhile, Bea has just released "Care"—the lead single off her upcoming debut album Fake It Flowers.
According to her, the track is "actually a really depressing song despite how happy it is, and I think that's what helped me get over the actual meaning behind the song. Like creating something really positive out of something that was affecting me—things from my childhood that was affecting me as a young woman today."
She added, "And I think writing and creating the sound, I wanted it to just evoke a feeling—whether it was if people hated it or loved it or it reminded them of something. Just anything." Listen to "Care" below and tell us how it makes you feel.