beabadoobee has released a brand-new song and video “See You Soon,” from her upcoming sophomore album Beatopia, out July 15 via Dirty Hit.
The track is a breath of fresh air inspired by the clarity Bea found during a memorable trip on shrooms and the therapeutic realization that it’s okay to make mistakes as long as it makes you a stronger person. The video is a nostalgic black and white film through the English countryside directed by Alexandra Leese and Luke Casey, who also helmed the video for lead single “Talk.”
The song’s chorus glints at the prospect of arena sing-a-longs, as all-encompassing for the listener as the trip was for Bea.
“I feel like the idea behind ‘See You Soon’ is that it’s meant to make you feel like you’re tripping on shrooms. Or, I feel like the chorus especially, I want it to sound like a breath of fresh air, like a realization of some sort,” says beabadoobee.
“I wrote it during a time where I was away a lot and making a lot of mistakes and doing a lot of things to help me figure a lot of stuff out. And I feel like I found the importance of doing that really, it was really therapeutic because it made me appreciate everything around me so much more. Being away and being by myself with my own thoughts, it was kind of like a punch in the face. And I guess it’s just really playing along with the fact that you know, it’s okay to make mistakes, as long as it makes you a stronger person, as long as it makes everything makes sense. And it’s important to be by yourself sometimes.”
“See You Soon” follows beabadoobee’s recent debut at Coachella and the release of lead single “Talk,” a hazy pop-rock jam which arrived accompanied by a high-energy video featuring 150 of Bea’s biggest fans and her close circle of friends in a blissful state, reflecting the inspiration behind the song.