Inspired by her own tumultuous five-year long-distance relationship, the album delves into a captivating narrative of love's highs and lows. With 11 tracks that chronicle the evolution of their story, Bea's exceptional songwriting and delivery shine as she skillfully portrays the complexities of emotions, alternating between the roles of victim and villain. Notably, this album also showcases Bea's foray into Arabic singing and songwriting with tracks like "Ruthless Ma Ber7am" and "Liberated."
The genesis of this album coincided with the challenging period of quarantine when the strains of long-distance became more pronounced. Bea tackled this obstacle by embarking on collaborative endeavors primarily conducted online with producers and artists from diverse corners of the globe, including LA, Stockholm, Dubai, Beirut, and London. Some tracks on the album still retain the raw and heartfelt essence of their initial demo vocal takes, captured in the midst of tears and vulnerability, straight from Bea's home studio.
Among the notable tracks, "Come Over" emerges as a standout R&B/Pop composition. It encapsulates a relatable moment of wishful thinking post-breakup, where Bea yearns to remember only the fond memories and entertains the idea of reuniting for the umpteenth time. However, she swiftly regains clarity, choosing instead to embark on an independent and empowered path. As the album progresses, it embarks on a healing journey, featuring empowering anthems that celebrate liberation in its second half.
Accompanying the album are visually stunning narratives. Four songs from "No Love For The Long Distance" have received official music videos, with three already unveiled on Bea's YouTube channel. The highly anticipated video for the focus track "Come Over" will be released on the same day as the album, further enriching the immersive experience. The remaining songs will also be complemented by conceptual visualizers that artfully reflect the album's captivating storyline, capturing its various phases.
Hailing from Lebanon and based in Dubai, Bea Kadri has swiftly risen as an independent singer-songwriter of immense talent. Her debut in 2018 with "Cloud 9" marked her introduction to the music scene, and since then, she has consistently released captivating records. Bea's soulful voice and compelling lyrics explore themes of self-discovery, empowerment, and matters of the heart, creating an original fusion of R&B, pop, and sultry vibes. Her unique artistry has garnered recognition in esteemed publications such as GQ, Harper's Bazaar, Esquire, Regional Artists Spotlight, Emirates Woman, Khaleej Times, and she has been featured on prominent editorial playlists like Spotify's "New Music Friday," Apple Music's "New Artists: Middle East," and Anghami.
Bea Kadri's debut album, "No Love For The Long Distance," is a testament to her undeniable talent and creative vision, inviting listeners to embark on an emotional journey filled with introspection, empowerment, and musical excellence. With her distinct sound and heartfelt storytelling, she solidifies her place among the rising stars of the contemporary music scene.