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"I get all these messages from girls that look like me when I was 15, and they're like, 'I picked up a guitar because of you!'" says Beabadoobee, beaming bright with pride. As a Filipino-British woman, she's a rare figure in the indie music industry – and with her frank sense of humor and soaring, angst-ridden hooks, she knows better than anyone how to speak to teenage girls. At 20, after all, she very recently was one. "It's so heartwarming to know that I've helped these people somehow, in some way, to be more comfortable with themselves. It makes me happy." Perhaps that's why she describes her debut album, Fake It Flowers, as a "female record," in the vein of indie's torchbearers of female rage, like Alanis Morrissette and Dolores O’Riordan or bands including The Breeders, Veruca Salt, and The Cranberries. "It's a record for girls to cry to and dance to and get angry to. It's all about, like, how annoying it is to be a girl."