Song of the Day #4,407: ‘If You Want To’ – Beabadoobee

Sophia has a definite interest in Gen Z women musical artists. I’ll be featuring a handful of her finds over the next couple of weeks, and leaving out a few of the more high-profile ones (including Gracie Abrams and Noah Cyrus).

It was Sophia who first brought Billie Eilish to my attention, a full year and a half before the now-superstar released her Grammy-sweeping first album. So I keep a close eye on the young artists she unearths.

Beabadoobee is the stage name of London singer-songwriter Bea Regner. The 20-year-old Regner was born in the Philippines and relocated to London at age 3, where she studied the violin for seven years before picking up a guitar at 17.

She released a half-dozen EPs over the next few years and had one track, ‘Coffee,’ blow up thanks to exposure on TikTok earlier this year. I assume that’s where Sophia found her.

Beabadoobee’s first album is due out later this year. We’ll see if it lands her an armful of Grammys.

[Verse 1]
If you wanna take me
Go ahead and try my head
Experience is nothing compared to
The sleep paralysis in my bed
If you wanna love me
Try to get inside my brain
Experience is nothing compared to
The nights I’m always up so late

[Pre-Chorus]
Bed bugs in my mind
Keep them all alive
Insomnia creeps at night
Sleep paralysis till I die
Die

[Chorus]
‘Cause if you want, you could stay with me in my bed
If you want to, only if you want to
If you want, you could go ahead and fix my head
If you want to, only if you want to

[Post-Chorus]
If you wanted to
If you try to

[Verse 2]
Wishing I still had my dreams
Late night started, take up space
‘Cause every time I try to remember
Lack of sleep takes half my brain

[Pre-Chorus]
Bed bugs in my mind
Keep them all alive
Insomnia creeps at night
Sleep paralysis till I die
Die

[Chorus]
‘Cause if you want, you could stay with me in my bed
If you want to, only if you want to
If you want, you could go ahead and fix my head
If you want to, only if you want to
Use some pesticides and throw it in my brain
If you want to, only if you want to
Bed bugs keep me up at night and I’m going insane
If they try to, only if they try to

[Post-Chorus]
If you wanted to
If you try to

[Chorus]
‘Cause if you want, you could stay with me in my bed
If you want to, only if you want to
If you want, you could go ahead and fix my head
If you want to, only if you want to
Use some pesticides and throw it in my brain
If you want to, only if you want to
Bed bugs keep me up at night and I’m going insane
If they try to, only if they try to

3 thoughts on “Song of the Day #4,407: ‘If You Want To’ – Beabadoobee

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    I’m not sure if it’s only on this song, but she seems to have a vocal style as if she is singing to herself.

  2. Peg says:

    Billie Eilish! Wow good for you Sophie. This is a cool video and she has a sweet voice.

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