If we love anything about Bea, it’s her relatability. She never fails to sing exactly what we all need to hear, from the OG tracks, ‘Young Blood’ to ‘Fire n Gold’, our girl speaks the cold hard truth 🙏. Her newest drop, ‘gauche,’ is no different and it had us in an immediate chokehold when we first heard it. A ballad for the socially awkward, ‘gauche’ reminds us that we’re all imperfect, including your favorite celeb or musician. No matter how hard you try, you’re bound to mess up and cause chaos 💥.
“I know I’m a mess / I fuck up everything I do / Spill coffee on my dress / Forget words when I’m talkin’ to you”
Honeybees, if that ain’t about us, then we don’t know who she’s talking about. Spilled coffee ☕? Every morning without fail. It’s probably why our crush never notices us these days. The song starts off raunchy and raw, just vocals and a distant strum of a bass guitar 🎸. This is a new vocal side of Bea we’ve never heard before, and boy, do we love it!
“I get down so bad, I’m under the floorboards / I try to be cool but only get warmer / And when I try to fight it / I just feel like I’m lyin’ / ‘Cause I’m a mess, but at least I’m tryin’ / At least I’m tryin’”
If you said you’ve never tried to fight your insecurities, we wouldn’t believe you! Everyone tries to act cooler than they really are 😎. Whether that’s around the popular girl, the football quarterback (who isn’t actually nice, but you try to impress anyway), or your crush sitting next to you in third period 👀 we all wish we could hide under the floorboards when we do something embarrassing.
“I-I-I-I-I-I / I know you’re impressed / The way I make it look so hard / I stumble when I step / See a pretty face and wreck my car.”
“I’m tryin’, at least / I’m a mess, but at least I’m tryin’ / Say I’m a mess, but at least I’m tryin’ / I’m tryin’, I’m tryin’, oh / But I always just fuck it up, yeah / I’m a mess, but at least I’m tryin’ / At least I’m tryin’”
By this point in the song, the tempo picks up and we see Bea destroying a picture-perfect vase of flowers in the music video 💐. She’s destroying the ideal of perfection, but then attempts to put it back together again, and fails. The visual reminds us that it’s impossible to be perfect, and everyone’s definition of perfect is different. So why try to achieve the unachievable?
If you, like us, can’t get enough of this socially awkward ballad, make sure you grab tickets to the gauche tour, kicking off in Boston 🎤! What’s your favorite trait about yourself? What makes your life perfectly messy? Let us know in the comments below or by tweeting us @TheHoneyPop! 🐝
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