Rising star Beabadoobee has dropped a new song “Sorry,” alongside a music video. The melancholic and grungy track revolves around the heart-breaking scenario of a friendship that fades into nothing, shattered by the burden of a mistake.
Despite the heaviness that accompanies the knowledge that dismissing a folly only makes it worse, the track is fearless in its efforts to tackle the personal but relatable circumstance of confronting hard feelings growing in the cracks of a friendship. Honing in on the message to never take anyone for granted, the somber mood of the single is matched by the blue hues and unnerving vibe of the visuals.
Beabadoobee’s feather-light vocals is an exercise of hypnosis as it roots you in place, elevated by a minimalistic guitar-led instrumental the peaks at the pre-chorus with booming beats and abrasive riffs. She sings “ Sad I had to see you, But I don’t and I won’t and I will / To think I was just like you/All alone skin to bone, skin to bone.”
Taking listeners further into her heart-on-sleeve world, the singer projects empathy before blending it into touches of introspection as she sings, “A part of me feels for you / That I’m doing alright.”
Swirling instrumentals and poetic lyricism gives way to a deafening silence on “Sorry,” and the regretful tone of the track provides the perfect juxtaposition for the exciting announcements about Beabadoobee’s upcoming debut album Fake It Flowers.