Beabadoobee’s New Video for ‘Worth It’ Calls to Mind Natalie Imbruglia’s ‘Torn’ — Angsty Grunge Fashion and All


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Rising indie-rock star Beabadoobee is preparing to release her anticipated debut full-length, Fake It Flowers, which is due out Oct. 16 via Dirty Hit.

Thus far, the 20-year-old singer/songwriter (real name: Bea Kristi) has shared three songs from the album, the latest being “Worth It” — its ’90s-styled guitars leading the charge as Bea sings about letting go.

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On Tuesday, a music video was premiered for the track. Featuring Bea in a dingy motel room singing to the camera while flitting about in a grunge-y outfit, the vibe is definitely “throwback” material, while tackling the song’s subject matter well:

All of this 1990s influence in the new material from Beabadoobee paired with this specific music video is a bit reminiscent of Natalie Imbruglia’s 1997 smash-hit, “Torn,” itself a confessional song with a matching video, Imbruglia dancing around in an apartment as a means of letting go.

Whether this comparison was intentional or not, it’s a fun one to make, isn’t it?

As for “Worth It,” Bea says the song is “simply about teenage infidelity, and the mistakes one can make when they’re tempted to do things. It’s a bit of a confession song but also an understanding that it’s a part of life.”

Fake It Flowers comes with significant anticipation among indie/rock circles, after Beabadoobee’s rise in recent years with a series of EPs and standalone singles.

And so far, the trio of songs premiered from the new record point to one of the year’s strongest releases. Here’s “Sorry,” as premiered in early August:

And “Care,” the first sample of the album that sounds straight out of 1996 (in the best way possible):

In addition to the album news, she’s announced a 2021 European/Irish tour in support of Fake It Flowers:

September 07- Manchester – O2 Ritz
September 09 – Leeds – Beckett University
September 10 – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
September 11- Birmingham – O2 Institute
September 13- Cambridge – Junction
September 14- Leicester – O2 Academy
September 23- London – O2 Forum Kentish Town
September 24- Bristol – Swx
September 25- Oxford – O2 Academy
September 28 – Dublin – The Academy
September 29- Belfast – Oh Yeah Music Centre
October 02- Newcastle – University Students Union
October 03- Edinburgh – The Liquid Room
October 04 – Glasgow – Swg3

Stay tuned for more from Beabadoobee, a talent destined for big things.

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