Friday, September 28, 2012 , Updated 3:20 p.m., September 28, 2012
Video: Why haven’t we heard of adorable Dallas pop singer Bean?
Don't let the sweet smile fool you; the girl's got some bite.
DALLAS With a stunning smile and equally impressive chords, Bean, a blonde bombshell from Dallas, is getting closer to living out her dream of having a singing career. The 21-year old sugary sweet singer/songwriter started out in 2009 by posting her songs on YouTube just for fun, continuing as her online views rapidly increased to more than 370,000 views.
She's new to us, but we're just now hopping onto the Beanwagon.
Also known as Noelle Bean, she describes her sound as “a retro version of modern pop -- lots of '50s and '60s vibes in the music and production” in a recent email interview. Her look tells a throwback story: Cherry red lipstick, heavy eye makeup, and a kerchief in her hair is all she says she needs to get ready. With a lot of sass and a teeny frame, Bean’s voice resembles British pop singer Jessie J minus the unnecessary vocal aerobics. Bean proudly writes her own music and will be releasing an 11-track album. The release date is still to be determined.
For now, she’s going to celebrate the September 25 debut of her first single and music video for “Cops and Robbers,” which was shot at Dallas’ own custard shop, Wild About Harry’s. (See it below.) The theme circles around the well-versed topic of a lover’s revenge and carries a punchy chorus and melody that will swim around in your head for days.
Originally from Nashville, the young songstress moved to Dallas five years ago and graduated from a small private school named High Point Preparatory Academy in Arlington. She describes herself as a go-getter: “I’m a very headstrong person who goes after something that I put my mind to without looking back or questioning it,” she said.
She’s already graced the stage with Hot Chelle Rae and Megan & Liz, and can boast that she’s performed for a prince: She was asked to sing at the Amber Lounge Fashion Show at the 2012 Monaco Grand Prix for Prince Albert of Monaco.
She says she's all in. “In regards to my career, I don't have a backup plan," she said. "So I have no choice but to prove to this world that I'm going to make something great of myself by playing guitar, singing, and writing songs until somebody listens. You've got to really believe in yourself with all your heart, I've learned that very quickly being in this business.”