beabadoobee Shares ‘Last Day on Earth,’ New Collaborative EP with The 1975 Coming Soon


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“Last Day on Earth” is a new song from beabadoobee, the buzzworthy singer/songwriter (real name: Bea Kristi) who unleashed her dynamic debut album, Fake It Flowers, last fall. For this new project, however, she (real name Bea Kristi) teamed up with Matty Healy and George Daniel of her Dirty Hit label mates The 1975, and the musical merging of the English indie/pop artists works exceptionally well.

Musically, “Last Day on Earth” features some of the “calling cards” of both acts, from beabadoobee’s 1990s-inspired guitars to the 1975’s glistening, shimmery production flourishes. The song, from the newly announced Our Extended Play EP, also has a music video is also quirky throwback in every way:

The song’s inspiration came about when considering life had the COVID-19 pandemic not torn a hole in our collection experience in Spring 2020.

“’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,” said beabadoobee in a statement. “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. 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.”

Needless to say, the pairing of beabadoobee and The 1975 (whose 2020 album Notes on a Conditional Form was a massive achievement) gives this project significant anticipation among the indie/pop world, so expect this to be a major release when the EP arrives later this spring.


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