Bea Kadri

FRESH: ‘B4WBU (Before We Break Up)’ – Bea Kadri

Bea Kadri tells us what “B4WBU” means!

by Christopher Smith

London-based Lebanese singer-songwriter Bea Kadri grew up listening to mostly Pop, Hip-Hop and R&B from the 90’s. Her sound is chill and sultry and she writes and sings about self-discovery, empowerment and all matters of the heart. Her main message first and foremost is “to dare to follow your dreams”: believe in yourself, shut down the doubt and to use the negativities and challenges as fuel to break away from the expected paths to happiness and fulfillment.

Her discography consists of her debut single “Cloud 9”, three tracks on Universal Music’s album “Future Pop”: “Warning Sign”, “Knock Me Down” and “No Favours” (which have all been synced and placed on the Australian show Home and Away as well as paramount channel, channel 5 and BT Sport to name a few) and 3 featured EDM tracks “In Your Arms”, “Colors of Love”, “Dreaming” & “Deja Vu”.

With a DIY drive, she does most of her own visual artwork and video edits (she shot and edited her video “Knock Me Down” on vevo) and is also a fashion designer and creator of the brands Young Wilderness and Fashiontv Eyewear. By age 20, she was performing in several choirs, playing at local concerts and main festivals as the lead in 2 Pop/Rock bands as well as acting in musicals such as “Moulin Rouge”, “Alice In Wonderland” and “Dante’s Inferno” on the best stages in Beirut and Dubai.

Bea explains what her latest single “B4WBU” is all about: “This is a song about wishing time could stop so I could catch up with the reality sinking in that a love I once put on a pedestal needs to end. I’m unable to handle facing the emotions hence the hook “I need a break, before we break up”. This realization personally came after investing so much time and energy into a long distance relationship that came crumbling down when we finally came face to face”. In 2018, she moved to London to pursue a Masters degree in Music Business Management from the University of Westminster and so far been performing all around the city, including performing at the Brit Awards 2018 with Justin Timberlake, his choir, and Chris Appleton.

For more about Bea, check out her WEBSITE and her FACEBOOK page

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!