Baddabing Baddaboom is a joyous nod to the trumpeting jazz-skits of 1920s cotton-pop, which Earl has been inspired by since childhood, and the quirky video, which is set in a peculiar boudoir, feels both futuristic & vintage at the same time, and complements the lyrical message of the song perfectly. “Baddabing Baddaboom is a NY Italian phrase that means “one thing leads to another” every time my baby’s in my room…and this was a delicious song to write. Cheeky and juicy and fun. I’ve written quite a few things on this album that are straight from my diary, as I felt there might be some girls out there who could relate,” commented Earl.
Directed by Vicky Lawton for Rankin Films, who is best known for creating fashion films for the likes of Jil Sander and Coco de Mer, the video for Baddabing Baddaboom is a cinematic snapshot of Earl’s off-beat thoughts and experiences. Earl said of the clip, “creating the video for Baddabing Baddaboom was my chance to let a bunch of strangers peek inside my bedroom. Some girls keep teddy bears around, I prefer fembots.”
The album Tongue Tied will be released on 16th June via BMG Records, and sees Earl fulfilling her lifelong musical ambition to perform her own inventive brand of jazz that is deeply rooted and inspired by her incredibly colourful life & adventures so far. Earl grew up singing gospel in her remote home town church choir and as a jazz obsessive since the age of 7, she found idols in pioneering 30s jazz performers such as Josephine Baker & Duke Ellington.
Following moves to various cities searching for ‘that’ sound, and what turned out to be a fortuitous, almost life ending encounter with a speeding van, Earl now resides in North London where her exciting brand of jazz / pop has flourished, collaborating with an enviable array of talent including Paloma Faith, Basement Jaxx and the remarkable New Orleans Preservation Jazz Hall Band.
Her singles to date give fans a taste of what to expect from Earl’s forthcoming album, and have already received critical praise with 3 consecutive Radio 2 playlistings alongside BBC Introducing championing Earl from the get go. Her first independently released single was followed by I Love You and Tongue Tied, both of which feature on the album. I Love You is a sultry ballad effortlessly showcasing Earl’s stunning voice and the album title track, Tongue Tied – released earlier this year – shows the more up-tempo, swing side to Earl’s musical cannon.
The last few months have been a whirl wind for Earl, with a spellbinding Maida Vale Session for BBC Introducing & Jo Whiley already under her belt, as well as just completing a month long sold out tour of the UK supporting Rick Astley, performing to over 50,000 people overall including a very special date at The Royal Albert Hall to top the occasion.
The Spring/Summer is already looking very exciting for Earl too, having been invited as special guest for Bryan Ferry’s European dates throughout May. Plus, performances at an array of Summer festivals, more of which to be announced very soon. All upcoming dates are listed below.
Earl will also play a very special headline show at London’s Courtyard Theatre on 14th June to celebrate the upcoming release of her album Tongue Tied. Tickets are available now at the following link.