Beabadoobee has revealed the full details of her debut album, Fake It Flowers, and released a new song from it, titled “Sorry”.
Fake It Flowers will be out on October 16 via Dirty Hit, best known as the record label that signed The 1975 and Rina Sawayama. She revealed the album title last month when she released its first single, “Care”, but did not give any further details.
Beabadoobee discussed the story behind “Sorry” with Zane Lowe on Beats 1. “It was actually really hard to record. It was I think – well, you can hear it in the recording and the way I sing it, you know – my voice kept breaking at points,” she said. “It’s a very personal song to me. And it’s a hard song to sing. Not just mentally, it’s like a confession, almost apology. How you can see someone so close to you just go through a complete mental breakdown. And you know, when something’s too close to home, you kind of avoid, avoid the reality of things.”
She continued: “It was kind of like a breath of fresh air. It was like a burden lifted off from my chest. ‘Cause it was something I was keeping from myself thing, writing it down and turning it into music really helped me understand, you know, the actual situation more. And I mean, that’s what I do with most of my music. That’s what happens.”
Beabadoobee was on this year’s Dazed 100, and her creative project was selected for funding as part of the Dazed 100 Ideas Fund with Converse. Later this month, she will be teaching free songwriting workshops.
Fake It Flowers is available to pre-order now. Watch the video for “Sorry” below.