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  • Beatrice Laus is a Filipino-British singer-songwriter known professionally as Beabadoobee. After getting expelled from Sacred Heart High School, Laus felt lost and turned to writing and music as a therapeutic release. She learned to play the guitar by watching YouTube tutorials, and the first original track she wrote for the instrument was "Coffee." When two years later, Canadian singer-songwriter Powfu sampled "Coffee" for his hit single "Death Bed," Beabadoobee garnered her first chart entry. The blistering rock banger "Care" is the opening track and lead single of her debut album.
  • Beabadoobee wrote this song about a sensitive time in her life when she felt angry about her contemporaries who didn't understand or care about her. Writing about her frustrated feelings helped her to feel better and made it easier to keep these people from getting to her.
  • The story behind Beatrice Laus' performing name illustrates how sensitive she was feeling at the time. She told Billboard Beabadoobee was originally the made-up account name for her Instagram account, as at the time she thought, "No one's going to care."
  • Beabadoobee told Apple Music when she penned "Care" she set out to write a rock anthem that could end a '90s movie such as 10 Things I Hate About You.
  • Beabadoobee performed the song on the November 18, 2020 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! She delivered the track flanked by her band in a pre-recorded performance at London's Shacklewell Arms.


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