Beabadoobee might not be a household name yet, but you may have recently heard her voice – albeit a much faster, higher pitched version, in the song “Death Bed (Coffee for Your Head)” by Canadian rapper Powfu. The song currently holds a record of 5 million plays on TikTok and charted in Billboard’s Hot 100 last year, boasting 2.7 billion streams. This success might not come as much of a surprise to some Spotify listeners as “Death Bed” actually features a sample from beabadoobee‘s single “Coffee” – a tune that already reached viral hit status on Spotify a few years back.
Beatrice Laus a.k.a. beabadoobee, has been writing and singing her own songs since she was a young teen. The song “Coffee”, written when she was 17, was the first song she ever posted online. Talk about talent!
Since then, she’s been signed on to indie label Dirty Hit, released a couple of EPs, completed a full length album, and nabbed a nomination for the Rising Star Award at the 2020 Brit Awards. Her latest EP, “Our Extended Play” is a collection of songs choc-full of 90s nostalgia – think the Sundays with a little bit of Smashing Pumpkins sprinkled in.
As much as I enjoyed listening to “Death Bed (Coffee for Your Head)” after hours of mindlessly scrolling through TikTok with the intention quelling my pandemic panic, I actually prefer the original bedroom pop vibe of “Coffee” – it’s lighter, airy, and less about death. As a starter sampler of what beabadoobee can offer, here is “Coffee” for your listening pleasure: