Bea | The Critics Call You a Genius

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The Critics Call You a Genius

by Bea

Often compared to artists such as Jewel and Nelly Furtado, Bea brings a sassy charm and a few bad words to acoustic pop/rock.
Genre: Pop: Folky Pop
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1. #5705
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2. Danger's An Understatement
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3. Drift
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4. Hooker
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5. Psycho Crazy Girl
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6. Brandon's Eyes
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7. You Don't Have To
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8. I Don't Want Your Motherfucking Man
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9. When You Walk In
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10. The Critics Call You a Genius
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Album Notes
Being grounded for an entire summer when you're twelve can be a total nightmare, but for Bea, it was one of the best things that could have ever happened to her. Growing up in a very traditional Filipino household in Dallas, Texas, Bea was forbidden to do such things as talk on the phone with boys, go to sleep-overs and wear make-up. After coming home one night with eyeliner on, she was confined to her room for three months, limiting her pastimes to reading and picking up an old rusty and dusty acoustic. It was that summer that she penned and strummed her very first song about a broken heart.

When Bea was seventeen, she moved out of her parents' house and away from their desire for her to become a nurse. She slept on friends' couches and continued to play, write and sing. She toted her guitar into the Dallas music scene, gracing every stage that would have her. "I used to play on the streets Downtown for five hours a day, and I loved it. At the end of the day, I'd collected thirty cents and two happy meal toys, but I was happy." Eventually having played everything from bar patios to sidewalks, small pubs to large capacity venues, the now 22 year old singer/songwriter has opened for acts such as Norah Jones, James Taylor, John Mayer, and Glenn Phillips (Toad the Wet Sprocket).

Often compared to artists such as Jewel and Nelly Furtado, she brings a sassy charm and a few bad words to acoustic pop. Bea likes to keep her music simple, as her heart dances with the lyrics. "[my music] isn't chemical, and it doesn't need to be figured out. Sometimes it just takes plain words against simplicity to create something peaceful, and I guess I thrive on knowing I'm connecting with others through my peace." Some songs are righteously sexy, and others are home-hitting poetic ballads. Her first album, The Critics Call You A Genius, is sincerely heart-break rooted and arrestingly honest. Bea's enchanting voice captivates the attention of the listener, as every word she sings evokes a range of emotions including delight, anguish and melancholy.

Determined to be in full force pursuit, Bea packed her car and drove up to New York City in September 2003. Hardly discouraged by the adjustment and the fresh start, her desire to share music with crowds of any size has in no way diminished. Her love for the intimacy between a musician and audience makes her more than just a performer. Simply content to be bringing her music to the big city, you can often find her playing once again, on any stage or subway platform that will have her.


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this is the best cd my ears have ever heard. her music is fucking awesome and the voice she has to go with it is crazy.

Alan (myspace) Life-long Fan

WOW... wow... WOW... and wow!
As an independent artist, this girl takes my breath away. She spills her heart out with every word she sings. Her guitar playing is comparable to some of the top rated musicians throughout the history of music, just listen to Hooker. You can here her talent in her writing, singing, playing, and her expressive emotions. This beautiful girl has a great future ahead and I look forward to her next project. Some day I will have to make it up to NY to hear her live, or wait until her first national tour. I'll be in the front row. She has a life-long fan.

Desirai Labrada

Glad I found it!
I'm glad I found Bea's music. I listened to Hooker once and had to buy the CD. The lyrics are great. The sound is amazing, and the guitar playing makes me so envious. Looking forward to more songs.

a. bea

when i listened to the tracks from the critics call you a genius online i thought they were awesome. when i got the cd in the mail it only got better. from the handmade cd liner to the beautiful, fun, and infectious songs on the cd you can't help but feel the love. two big ass thumbs up.


I bought this C.D. about a couple of years ago because a friend on myspace told me to check it out...and I still love this c.d.!!!I can listen to it repeatedly without gettin' tired of it. Each one of Bea's tracks are deep,unique,and truly genius!!!


bad fuking ass!!
the whole cd is real crunk! good job

A. Wool

A jewel of the independent music industry
Bea's vocal style is, without question, an acquired taste. The truth is, though, there's no one out there quite like her...and by that I mean to say that someday there will be a distinctive class of "Bea wannabes" trying for the big time. This album is a perfect combination of coy optimism ("5705"), sensitive lovelorn poems ("Brandon's Eyes," "When You Walk In"), and tougher songs with a somewhat humorous edge ("I Don't Want Your Motherfucking Man"). With her clever lyrics, exquisite guitar-playing, and sweet-but-tough attitude, Bea injects some much-needed creative genius into pop music. And "genius" is not a word that I'll lightly toss around. If this young woman doesn't become a megastar, then something is definitely wrong with the music industry.


Awesome CD
BUY THIS CD! But I warn you...if you will never leave your CD player...because it's just that good...So it...

Brandon (pittsburgh, pa)

Creative yet addicting
I found Bea somehow on myspace and I missed the last round of cd's avaliable a while back and I made sure I jumped on this one. The cd is AWSOME and I am getting the first one as well. I love it, it hasn't left my cd player for over a week!


I loved this CD!!! Keep up the good work! I look forward to buying the next one!
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