“I’m a wet wipe”: London’s Bea and her Business Catches Big Feelings on “WOW!” an Irresistible Ode to Falling in Love

Bea and her Business © Lewis Vorn
Bea and her Business © Lewis Vorn
She’s been on the scene for less than a year, yet Bea and her Business has already got everyone going “WOW!” The British pop artist captures infatuation’s intensity on her latest single – an irresistible, cheeky ode to falling headfirst in love.
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This song is definitely for the people who think they’re super badass and cold-hearted, but deep down they’re absolute suckers for a bit of romance.

Never has there been a more striking or iconic opening line to a song than “I’m a wet wipe.” In four words, Bea and her Business captures what it’s like to fall so ridiculously hard and fast for someone that you can’t help but also laugh a little – poke fun at your hopelessly romantic heart. “The doctor diagnosed me this morning,” she laments, her impassioned voice hot on the mic. “It seems to me I’ve caught unwanted feelings.” Alas, don’t we all?!

The teenaged pop artist captures infatuation’s intensity and immediacy on “WOW!” – an irresistible, cheeky ode to falling uncontrollably headfirst in love.

WOW! - Bea and her Business
WOW! – Bea and her Business
I’m a wet wipe
the doctor diagnosed me this morning.
It seems to me I’ve caught unwanted feelings
And we haven’t even touched yet,
and I never even knew what love was
It was daytime,
and I got a really weird feeling in my stomach
Don’t think that it’s my lunch that’s causing havoc
And missing you really sucks yeah
And we haven’t even touched yet

Released March 22, 2024 via Elektra Records / Warner Music UK, “WOW!” is the soaring second single of the year from London’s Bea and her Business. The musical project of 19-year-old singer and songwriter Bea Wheeler is under a year old, and yet in a short time she’s already racked up nearly 50 million streams for her debut EP Introverted Extrovert and earned fans’ love and trust around the globe.

“WOW!” follows this past February’s heart-on-sleeve single “Me Against My Head,” an emotive, confessional eruption from Wheeler’s innermost depths – and her first bit of new music following Introverted Extrovert‘s release last November, which coincided with her debut London headline show at Omeara.

'Introverted Extrovert,' Bea and her Business' debut EP, released in November 2023
‘Introverted Extrovert,’ Bea and her Business’ debut EP, released in November 2023

“This EP is a representation of my past couple of teenage years,” Wheeler shared at the time. “Being jealous of other girls and changing myself to be what was perceived as ‘cool,’ getting sweet revenge and being immature as hell, fancying guys at parties who don’t fancy me back, getting far too invested in situationships (it never ends well) and after all of that happened, realising that being single is f*ing great, I don’t know why I didn’t try it earlier! I think this EP gives an insight into my slightly dramatic, sarcastic, passive aggressive (at times) and blunt character, whilst also showing you I’m not completely incapable of showing emotion!”

I guess the whole “being single is f*ing great” message is still sinking in, because Bea (and her business) gets right back on the horse in “WOW!” – a rip-roaring three-minute joyride that marvels at just how intense those unwanted feelings can be. Wheeler rises to a fever pitch in the song’s bold, overwhelmingly catchy chorus:

And I don’t know what love even feels like
(I’m terrified, starting to find something I like)
It feels so good but hurts at the same time
I used to hate the mornings now I smile
Red like a London bus, I’m such a child
With the thought of you, my hands get sweaty
And every time I see you, I go wow wow wow
Wow, wow wow

“I wrote this song at 17, at a time in my life where everything to do with falling in love was incredibly cringe and despicable, ha!” Bea Wheeler tells Atwood Magazine. “So I basically turned the whole song into a joke to mirror the fact that I thought I was a joke of a human being for low-key falling in love with this guy I’d been seeing for three days! Hence the ‘I’m a wet wipe’ line. He dumped me soon after, but at least I got the song!

“This song is definitely for the people who think they’re super badass and cold-hearted, but deep down they’re absolute suckers for a bit of romance.”

Looking like a God in the middle of the street
Wow, wow wow
And every time I look you’re looking at me
Wow, wow, wow
I used to think that I was happy
But now there’s something different when I smile
Bea and her Business © Lewis Vorn
Bea and her Business © Lewis Vorn



What a pickle
I don’t like being over sentimental
This feeling’s kind of feeling exponential
Everything’s uncertain,
I’m gonna need instructions ’cause…

Bea and her Business learned the hard way that when it comes to love, there are no simple, easy, or obvious answers.

We can’t control who we catch those “exponential” feelings for, just as we can’t decide how love hits us. We’re all suckers at the end of the day, and no one says it quite like a nineteen-year-old discovering love (or even, what she thinks is love) for the very first time. Get caught up in the thick of things, courtesy of London’s Bea and her Business and her larger-than-life love anthem, “WOW!”

I don’t know what love even feels like
(I’m terrified, starting to find something I like)
It feels so good but hurts at the same time
I used to hate the mornings now I smile
Red like a London bus, I’m such a child
With the thought of you, my hands get sweaty
And every time I see you, I go wow wow wow
Wow, wow wow

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