beabadoobee‘s 2022 project beatopia continued Beatrice Kristi Laus’ hot streak thanks to its carefully crafted yet effortlessly fun collision of genres — even at its most allusive moments, it still feels like you’re listening to a mixtape comprised of the music of her life. Today, NPR released her long-awaited Tiny Desk Concert, where three Beatopia songs and a previously unheard track got the acoustic treatment.
Backed by a three-piece string section and an additional guitarist, beabadoobee offers fans and new listeners alike a peak into the undeniable songcraft that underpins her vibrant pop music. She and the band open with “See You Soon,“ the album’s Bossanova-inspired hit, followed by “Perfect Pair” and “Ripples.” She ends with “Glue,” a song she wrote just a month ago.
beabadoobee is currently winding down her 2022 North American headlining tour. After a break, she’ll head out next spring with Taylor Swift for her Eras Tour. In October she shared a cover of Vanessa Carlton’s “A Thousand Miles.