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Beabadoobee – Last Day on Earth Single Review

Beabadoobee effortlessly recreates her own brand of unflappable teen spirit with her distinctive 90s retro flair, a perfect follow up to her 2020 album 'Fake it Flowers'.

20 year old Filipino-British singer songwriter Beabadoobee is everything that’s wonderful about the era she was born into; she exudes the casual bubblegum fun of pop-punk in the early noughties, easily sliding in beside icons such as Lights Poxleitner-Bokan, Greta Salpeter, and Lacey Sturm.

Her latest single, Last Day on Earth, is another fantastic addition to an already fat catalogue of delightfully sweet but angsty songs which pull you back into a bygone era of Laguna Beach on MTV, snap-back trucker caps, and baggy skater jeans, blissfully seeped in nineties and noughties nostalgia.

Co-written by The 1975’s Matt Healy and Daniel George, just a whisper of what’s in store from Beabadoobee’s upcoming EP ‘Our Extended Play’, Last Day on Earth is a bittersweet consideration of what Bea would have done differently with her time if she’d forseen the pandemic-ridden world we find ourselves in today.

She explains, “Last Day on Earth is about all the things I would have done had I known we were going into a lockdown and the world was going to change the way it has,” Kristi said. “It was written shortly after the first main lockdown and lyrically it’s me reflecting on how it would feel if we all knew ahead of time what was going to happen. All the things I would have done if I knew it was the last day of our old normality.”

“I wrote and recorded the EP on a farm with Matty and George from the 1975 in the countryside,” she added. “It was really nice being able to create together, my first time writing and recording in that kind of setting. I wanted to experiment on the sounds and sonics even more and the EP to me has a feeling of togetherness to it… how we’re all in this joined as one.”

‘Our Extended Play’ is coming to us this Spring via Dirty Hit, just in time for a long, hot, sentimental Summer.

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