LION BABE release new single “Get Up” featuring Trinidad James.
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 – have returned with their brand new single “Get Up” featuring Trinidad James and announced their first 2021 headline shows, taking place at Mercury Lounge NY on Thursday August 5th and Elsewhere Rooftop, Brooklyn on Tuesday September 28th.
Seamlessly blending throwback and modern R&B, Hip-Hop, Soul, and Funk through Jillian’s mesmerizing and spellbinding vocals and show-stopping lyricism alongside Lucas’ intricate and addictive production and a memorable verse from the Trinidadian-American rapper Trinidad James, “Get Up” is the latest, must-have addition to any summer playlist.
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 colorful and vibrant single “Frida Kahlo” – which drew on the Mexican artist and touched on tapping into your own creativity and self-expression as a way of finding our own paths – “Signs” 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” featuring Raekwon, and “The Wave” featuring 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” 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 favorites 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.