Bea Miller Releases “jealous of my friends”
Bea Miller is reveling in her independence and the freedom to be unapologetically herself. Today, the LA-based / New Jersey-born singer-songwriter shares her vulnerable side as she gets candid and bares her soul on new single “jealous of my friends”, released via her label gauche records (ADA Worldwide).
The electrifying single was produced by Colin Brittain (Dashboard Confessional, Papa Roach, 5 Seconds of Summer) and Nick Long (Machine Gun Kelley, BØRNS, King Princess). Long also collaborated with Bea on the writing, with additional help from songwriters Julian Cruz, Mason Sachs, and Andrew Luce. Pulsating drums and pop-punk-y guitars drive the unabashedly honest tune, with Bea’s powerful vocals perfectly delivering the relatable message: “I get jealous of my friends sometimes, I fake a smile and I pretend I’m fine. I know you’re not supposed to say it and honestly, I hate it, but I get jealous of my friends sometimes.”
Bea shares, “’jealous of my friends’ is a song I was honestly a bit hesitant to release. nobody wants to admit that they feel anything but proud and excited for their friends when they accomplish or experience great things. I think though, that it’s only human nature to grapple with pride and jealousy every once in a while, and I’m hoping that if people relate to this song, they’ll be a little bit less hard on themselves for it, knowing they’re not the only one.”
The “jealous of my friends” visualizer serves as the third installment of BEA MILLER’S CABINET, a twelve-part visual compendium brought to life by Bea’s creative partner Gina Manning / GIZELLA. The haunting vignette aptly tackles the theme of ENVY, following Bea interacting with her menacing shadow that’s taken on a monstrous form. The shadow grows bigger and creepier throughout the song alongside Bea’s mounting anxiety. Bea explains, “we wanted to showcase how feeling anything but happy for your friends when they experience great things can be scary, because you know it’s wrong. The video begins with my reaction to a shadow but ends on me being alone with myself. I feel this depicts that it’s truly a self-issue, probably due to your own insecurities, that leads you to be envious sometimes of the people you should be most proud of.”
|“jealous of my friends” continues Bea’s incredible indie ascension and artistic evolution, following successful singles “lonely bitch” (January 13) and “cynical” (February 15). Both songs were co-written with Cara Salimando (Allie X, Bülow, Dua Lipa, Hey Violet) and also produced by Brittain, and released with stunning visual companion pieces exploring themes of Dissociation and Monotony respectively.|
Having set the tone for an incredible year to come, Bea Miller is just getting started.
Photo: Gina Manning / GIZELLA