For a minute now we’ve told you about British indie rock act beabadoobee. Mixing 90’s era alt rock with indie pop structures, she’s been a force to be reckoned with in terms of catchy music for a while. With her new album Fake It Flowers she removes some of the crunch from her formative releases for a more polished sound while delivering a release full of songs that are difficult not to love.
While the opener “Care” derides from the fuzzy alterna rock sound in how it opens, that quickly changes and steers you closer to that sound in the chorus. There’s a lot happening here, cultivating a sound that’s lush in production while her tender voice blends well with the harsher sides of the song. That’s kind of the catalyst here, an album full of blended tones and structures that all hit your ears pretty perfectly. Whether it be on the heavily arranged sounds of “Worth It” or on the more indie rock derived sound of “Together” the album mixes indie rock with upbeat tone in a way that’s infectious as soon as you hear it.
In fact on the songs between is where the magic lies. “Dye It Red” takes cues from post punk without being a post punk song. “Charlie Brown” digs deep into a spacey universe that mixes indie pop with indie rock in a catchy way that sounds sincere with the intense vocals alone. “While “Sorry” will always be a favorite track of the album, the winner for us came on “How Was Your Day?” The bedroom approach of the song with an in your face tone that intertwines with the tender vocals and earnestness works well. The underlying notes just build things up in an extraordinary way while the honest approach is difficult to walk away from without delight.
Fake It Flowers is available to purchase directly from Dirty Hit Records on various platforms and in multiple bundles. It can also be streamed on all streaming sites or purchased in all digital outlets. beabadoobee will be on tour appearing at Mad Cool Festival in Madrid, Spain on July 07 until her set on October 04 at SWG3 in Glasgow, UK. Her complete tour schedule is available here.
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