Now Playing: beabadoobee – 'I Wish I Was Stephen Malkmus'

Thursday, September 26, 2019
Photo by Jordan Curtis Hughes

Eighteen-year-old up-and-comer and Pavement stan beabadoobee last week shared her latest single 'I Wish I Was Stephen Malkmus', which is an ode to Pavement and the great man himself. She's currently working towards another EP, Space Cadet, which is set to drop soon.

In a profile by FADER, she talked about her love for Pavement and a moment at one of her shows where she had a projector playing a Pavement show from 1992 instead of having an opening act. 'I Wish I Was Stephen Malkmus' features doses of Pavement mixed with everything there's to love about the up-and-comer — including reflective and introspective lyrics and passionate vocals. The track features lyrics that discuss change (including mixing up her hair colour), "Think I kinda like it / ’Cause I get tired of the same shit / Got new hair, a new phase / I'm from outer space / And I'm pretty sure I’ll get used to it."

Listen to 'I Wish I Was Stephen Malkmus' by beabadoobee below.

Written by Amy Smolcic (@amysmolcic)

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