Beabadoobee is kicking off a new era by releasing the lead single “Last Day on Earth,” off her upcoming EP, Our Extended Play.
What Bea Would Have Done Before Lockdown
Bea wrote “Last Day on Earth” with Matty Healy from The 1975. At the same time, Matty also produced the track, alongside drummer George Daniel.
In an interview for Rolling Stone, Bea shared, “‘Last Day on Earth’ is about all the things I would have done had I known we were going into a lockdown and the world was going to change the way it has. It was written shortly after the first main lockdown. Lyrically, it’s me reflecting on how it would feel if we all knew ahead of time what was going to happen. All the things I would have done if I knew it was the last day of our old normality.”
She continued, “I wrote and recorded the EP on a farm with Matty and George from The 1975 in the countryside. It was really nice being able to create together, my first time writing and recording in that kind of setting. I wanted to experiment on the sounds and sonics even more. The EP to me has a feeling of togetherness to it… How we’re all in this joined as one”.
Keeping true to her trademark cocktail of ‘90s indie-rock guitar and early 2000s pop anthemic vibrance, “Last Day on Earth” takes on tomorrow while bursting with sunny nostalgia. The song is a bombastic yet fun palette with elemental honesty. It makes us reflect on the last year that we all have had.
“Last Day on Earth” comes with a video directed by Arnaud Bresson of Division Paris. The clip finds Bea exploring all the things she would have done if she’d known normalcy would be stripped from us a week in advance. Watch the crazy video down below.