Aside from the towering structures and bustling life in New York City, the general music scene has also flourished throughout the years. The steady mix of culture observed as a daily occurrence in New York and the multitude of colors, nationalities and influences found within are some of the reasons why singers or acts of New York come off as flamboyant. There are many ways to perform in this well-known city, and this has been the foothold of a slowly rising duo called Lion Babe.
Oddly, Lion Babe is the true name of this duo composed of Jillian Hervey and Lucas Goodman. The peculiar group name is used to promote the unconventional with their tracks and talent as the main instruments. Focusing on an innovative genre called neo-soul, Lion Babe now grabs the industry’s attention through their numerous exposures in the mainstream category.
They started out performing in 2011 and after a couple of years, established their group as one of the remaining few who keep neo-soul alive. Now, Lion Babe is signed under the respected music outfit Interscope and is heard with smashing and catchy tracks that are definitely appealing to any avid music fan.
The fusion of Hervey and Goodman has been so wondrous. Lucas Goodman is notorious for incorporating funk and soul into his music style, which is perched on a very modern setting. It has been cited that Goodman’s inspiration comes from Timbaland, J Dilla and Flying Lotus.
Paradoxically, Jillian Hervey loves listening to all-time classical artists like Erykah Badu, Tina Turner, Chaka Khan, Marvin Gaye and Al Green. As a duo, Lion Babe leans on a modern approach similar to The Neptunes, The Strokes and White Stripes.
Said to be released in February 2016, Lion Babe’s first album entitled ‘Begin’ is under the combined management of Interscope and Polydor. Lion Babe was already able to furnish a self-titled extended play, which became successful due to positive reviews and approvals from those who experienced their music.
Lion Babe can be associated with singles such as ‘Treat Me like Fire’ (2012), a collaboration with Childish Bambino for the song called ‘Jump Hi’ and future releases such as ‘Wonder Woman’, ‘Where Do We Go’ and ‘Impossible’ for their first major record. Lion Babe also became famous when they were featured in the song ‘Hourglass’ performed by Disclosure in 2015, a track that made it big in the United Kingdom and France.
Lion Babe – Official Website
The Heart and Soul of Lion Babe – Page – Interview Magazine