BEA1991

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Atmospheric, Ethereal, Melodic, Playful, Warm

Available for

Original & Existing Composition

Based

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Contact

info@thecollectivestudio.co

@ Lonneke van der Palen

@ Lonneke van der Palen


BEA1991 is a self-taught musician, singer and visual artist who focuses on experimental pop music and collage sound design, along with numerous projects that extend into the visual arts.

Bea (full name Beatriz de Rijke) began releasing music independently in 2014. Her first EP, “Good Thinking” gained instant international acclaim, and was warmly reviewed in The Guardian, Dazed Digital, The Fader and on BBC Radio.

Between 2014 and 2019 Bea widened her network and collaborative web both in Europe and the USA. During these years Bea moved between Amsterdam, London and New York, writing and recording her debut album “Brand New Adult” with producers Liam Howe, Benny Sings and Dev Hynes.

“Brand New Adult” was lauded by The Guardian, I-D World, Crack Magazine and QMag and was nominated for the VPRO Best Album of 2019.

Bea’s ghostwriting didn’t go unnoticed either. She contributed lyrics and vocals to several tracks on the Blood Orange albums “Freetown Sound” and “Negro Swan” – writing that was praised by Rolling Stone Magazine and in Dazed Digital’s highlight “Women of Freetown Sound”. Bea also added her magic to Sega Bodega’s album “Only Seeing God When I Come” and the neo-glamrock Porches track “Find Me”.

During lockdown Bea was artist in residence at the Simeon Ten Holt foundation in Bergen aan Zee where she started work on an ambient album. Late in 2021 she released the ambient club single “Tranquility” together with Sega Bodega.

Fast forward to early 2022 and Bea was back in London, working on an EP with long-time collaborator Liam Howe. With clients such Eckhaus Latta, Maisie Wilen, Nina Mounah, Palais de Tokyo, POP Trading Company, CAFEfx, HBO and Tommy Jeans, sound design and scoring has now become a solid part of Bea’s sonic world.

Bea’s polymath expertise lies in creating highly atmospheric and emotionally meaningful music, with playful lyrics and surprising compositions that stick in the mind.

The BEA1991 discography currently consists of two albums, two EPs and seven singles. Since 2014, she’s consistently recorded experimental collages and club mixes for various online radio stations like NTS, Red Light Radio, Know Wave, The Lot Radio and Radio Radio.