Lo-fi soul artist Babby releases his mesmerizing single, “Mother”. The track is a beautifully melded combination of gospel and deep electronic tones. With eerie lyrics sung by Babby’s silky smooth tenor, “Mother” is pure ear candy.
Babby, not to be confused with “baby,” began travelling around the state of Maryland from the age of five to perform at various churches under the care of his single mother. His name stems from both the fallen city of Babylon and jazz drummer Baby Dodds.
Once in college, the Virginia Native explored different genres of music and began honing his own ominous sound which can be heard in “Mother”. The artist’s name, lyrics, and musical style ooze an enticing sort of mystery that is entirely captivating.
James Baldwin, Nina Simone, and Toni Morrison are all on Babby’s list of musical inspirations and traces of their influence can certainly be heard throughout “Mother”. The 23 year old singer-songwriter conveys the struggles of a mother throughout the haunting track and draws the listener in with dense, alluring ambiences. Babby’s new musical baby, “Mother,” is a for sure masterwork.