Monday, December 10, 2012

New music find: Lion Babe

It turns out AlunaGeorge aren't the only ones furiously performing CPR on the moribund R&B genre. New York duo Lion Babe have come along with a massive syringe to give it an adrenaline shot to the heart. Admittedly, this just involves using some new synth settings and remembering to write a tune - but you'd be surprised how many other artists have lost the knack.

Lion Babe are Lucas "Astro Raw" Good and frontwoman Jillian Hervey (daughter of Ugly Betty actress Vanessa Williams). They have arrived via cable modem from New York and their debut single is called Treat Me Like Fire. Using vinyl static to suggest the crackle of an open fire, it's certainly kept me warm this morning. Which is handy, because the boiler just packed up.

Don't be put off by the 'pretending to be a feral lion' nonsense at the start of this video. Things really start to get going around the 50 second mark.

Oh, and you might not want to watch it in the office unless you happen to have a very liberal HR policy.

Lion Babe - Treat Me Like Fire

Labels: , ,

<< Home

Newer Posts ::: Older Posts

© 2014 Discopop Directory | Contact | Go to the homepage