Beabadoobee and Laufey | Recounting 'A Night To Remember'

More than a sultry duet

Written by

Cerys Davies

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It’s another cold London night. As double decker buses drive by and the lights of the Tower Bridge shine bright, a dancer comes into the light. She stands alone as the jazzy beat gets louder. She’s quickly joined by a boy who accompanies her in the dimly lit street. They lock eyes and ease into dancing with one another. They move as a unit, perfectly complimenting each other’s next step. It begins to rain and their dancing becomes even more articulate. In the music video for “A Night To Remember,” Beabadoobee and Laufey give new meaning to what a memorable night can be. 

Coming from different soundscapes, this is the duo’s chance to find a balance between Beabadoobee’s alternative guitar driven sound and Laufey’s modern jazz style. They land on the ideal sweet spot between jazz-sounding strings and a vibrant acoustic guitar. As they describe a romantic encounter, the lyrics remain simple, yet thematic.

“We both agreed that we wanted to write something a bit sexier for this project and ‘A Night To Remember’ was born,” says Laufey. “There are so many songs about being rejected as a woman and this song is about being on the other side of the coin-having one great night then walking away. Reclaiming the narrative!”

Oftentimes, collaborations between artists struggle to find a fair balance between the varying styles, but Beabadoobee and Laufey paint “A Night To Remember" seamlessly. Their desire to create a cohesive sound outweighs any sense of competition, making the single a feat of true collaboration across their separate genres.

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