The Dirty Hit-signed artist released her second album, the follow-up to her 2020 debut ‘Fake It Flowers’, last month.
Speaking to NME in this week’s Big Read about inviting other artists to work on ‘Beatopia’, Beabadoobee – real name Beatrice Kristi Laus – said: “At the beginning [of your career] you’re super anal, like, ‘No one fucking touch my music’. And then you’re like, ‘You know what? Collaborations are sick’. Because at the end of the day, two heads are better than one.”
Beabadoobee also credited the ‘Our Extended Play’ EP as the moment that changed her perception on collaborating, and playfully described The 1975 frontman Healy – who co-wrote ‘Beatopia’’s ‘You’re Here That’s The Thing’ and ‘Pictures Of Us’ – as “like an annoying older brother”.
“Matty’s amazing at lyrics, so he really helped me in that way,” she explained. “And he offers me so much advice about songwriting. And it’s really helpful having him in my life as a music mentor and as a friend who has amazing life advice. I think he has a way of finding a sentence that really fucking hits you.”