LION BABE drop visual for new single 'Get Up' ft Trinidad James
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“On ‘Frida Kahlo’ Lucas creates an instrumental bed of sunshine and flowers to underlie Hervey’s rappy cadence and uplifting lyrics.” - BILLBOARD
"New York funk-soul duo LION BABE ignite a funky, psychedelic dance party..." - ROLLING STONE
“Polished groove-funk undertones alongside glitch electronica and rap … an assured step forward from the New York duo.” - EVENING STANDARD
“A sonic patchwork of R&B, soul and dance-pop threaded together with Jillian’s powerful, cruising vocals and Lucas’ artful melding” – NOTION
Adding to an already stellar run of stand-out singles and visuals, with the art-inspired ‘Frida Kahlo’ and the smooth. soulful ‘Signs’ featuring Siimbiie Lakew, the dynamic New York alt-R&B/Soul duo LION BABE – comprised of singer-songwriter and performance artist Jillian Hervey and producer/DJ Lucas Goodman – today drop the psychedelic, retro-inspired visual for their latest single ‘Get Up’ ft Trinidad James, which sees Jillian rocking an array of throwback looks, moves and flamboyant hairdos.
Alongside the self-directed clip, LION BABE have announced their forthcoming third studio album ‘Rainbow Child’ will be released on August 6th - and just weeks after announcing their first headline shows of 2021, they add a 2nd show to their sold-out Mercury Lounge NYC gig on August 5th.
Speaking on ‘Get Up’ LION BABE said:
"'Get Up' is a song about freeing yourself from your own thoughts and from others’ judgements. It’s a reminder that your higher self is unphased by all the noise."
The follow-up to their colourful and vibrant singles ‘Frida Kahlo’ and ‘Signs’, which NME described as a ‘freshly squeezed slice of R&B’, the new single is taken from LION BABE’s forthcoming third studio album ‘Rainbow Child’ which they started to create last year ‘in response to the heightened pain and injustice Black lives have been experiencing’. The new project follow’s 2019’s ‘Cosmic Wind’ which spawned stand-out singles such as ‘Western World’ ft Raekwon and ‘The Wave’ ft Leikeli47, and a series of stunning visuals.
Last year LION BABE completed their ‘Around The World, At Home’ virtual global tour, released their funky, House take on Nelly’s hip-hop hit ‘Hot in Herre’ - which was tipped as one of the ‘best R&B songs right now’ by The FADER and shot to the top of Hype Machine’s number one spot – and their interpretation of Mos Def’s classic ‘Umi Says’ which saw proceeds go to the NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund. Kicking off 2021 in style, their reimagining of Odyssey’s ‘Native New Yorker’ was featured as the soundtrack of Michael Kors’ newest fragrance Gorgeous.
Since 2014, the duo have garnered an impressive music catalogue and have collaborated with some music favourites such as rapper/actor Childish Gambino, and house music sibling duo, Disclosure, who featured the New York natives on their smash single ‘Hourglass’ which they performed at huge stages across the world. In 2018, HBO's Original Series Insecure recruited LION BABE for their singles ‘Hit the Ceiling’ and ‘Just Me’, which were broadcasted for Seasons 1 and 3. The band have also made appearances at festivals such as Coachella, AFROPUNK, Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds, Smokin' Groovest, Milkshake (Amsterdam) and Australia’s Wildlands, Beyond The Valley and Original Fields.
Source Intersect PR
July 15, 2021 4:00am ET by Intersect PR