Beabadoobee: How her Fake It Flowers album was a "therapy session" for herself

15 August 2020, 10:30 | Updated: 16 October 2020, 12:47

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The singer-songwriter, whose debut album out now, told Radio X about the personal and often painful experiences which inspired her songs.

Beabadoobee's highly-anticipated Fake It Flowers album is out now, and the singer-songwriter has previously described it as a "therapy session".

Speaking to Radio X's George Godfrey earlier this year, she said: "I think the album would hopefully evoke some type of emotion because I kind of used writing this album as a therapy session for myself.

"So I hope this album evokes any type of feeling for anyone."

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Speaking about the first track on the album, Care, which was our past Radio X Record Of The Week, Beabadoobe whose real name is Beatrice Laus - said: "Well it's actually a really sensitive, personal song. It's one of the personal songs on the album. The whole album is pretty honest, but it talks about things that happened in my childhood and the frustration that I feel as a young woman today because of the situation when I was younger.

"I guess I wrote it when I was feeling OK, but it really took me back to a time where I wasn't and it was just getting that burden off my chest and creating something to dance to and be happy to."

Talking about the track's sound, she added: "I just wanted a song for girls to dance in their bedrooms to."

Beabadoobee was one of the artists tipped for huge things this year, making it onto Radio X's Great X-Pectations list and making the shortlist of the BRIT Awards Rising Star (formerly the BRITs Critics Choice) Award.