Friday, 14 March 2014
Bea - New Waves
What is it about musicians and baths? We’ve talked about this before, but there’s a definite trend of pop people thinking that it would be a good idea to get in the bath and have someone take photos of them. This Charli XCX one (here) was quite good (she still managed to look cool even though what she was doing was ridiculous), in fact Charli has a habit of getting in the bath with her clothes on, she did it again here (that one isn't quite so great). This one from Naked (On Drugs) was at least practical and related to their name in that they were naked (no comment from us on the drugs bit). And then of course there’s Lady Gaga (here) (here) and (here) who makes a constant habit of it.
Now we’re introducing another singer who is starting her career by jumping in the bath, this time with a body suit painted with muscles on it, as you do. Her name is Bea. We know very little about her except that she lives in Amsterdam, is 22 years old and she shared her debut song Breadwinner today.
Bea’s vocal is the centre point, starting with a low drawn out warm languidness before developing into something more ethereal and choral. There’s a graceful solemnity to the synths, keys and beats here, a subtle celestial loveliness that grows on each listen. If you’re a fan of big choruses, massive drops and banging beats Breadwinner won’t be for you, but if you want to lay back, dream and let the world drift by a little, there’s pleasure to be gained.
Bea - Breadwinner