“Hate Myself,” Babe Club’s debut single, is written from Jenna’s perspective and is about the growing pains in your life that take a while to heal. Corey brews up dreamy melodic guitars, floating synths, and a grooving rhythm section to accompany Jenna’s dreamy lyrics.
As the Jenna puts it, “In 2017 we toured on Susto’s album “& I’m Fine Today”. One of the first days of the tour was Trump’s Inauguration, and funny enough, the tour took us to Washington, DC on the day of the women’s march. But of course I missed the march because we were loading into a sold out show in DC9. It was a monumental moment for me, to be there as the only woman in a band of all guys. After 9 months of heavy touring, having some time off made me realize I had no solid female friendships. I had no one to relate to about the changes I was going through personally, and the changes we were all going through as a country. I was pretty insecure at the time, and I got sick of being on the defense when people would assume things about me. This song was me about taking accountably for myself, understanding that change doesn’t happen overnight, it takes time. This song is about longing for companionship, and stability, and that s—t takes work!!
“I’m tired of pretending// what your saying don’t offend me// but I don’t wanna blame anyone else, for all the things that I hate about myself”
“I feel like it’s such a tongue in cheek way to start a song, “I Hate Myself today.” I just hope that I can commiserate with everyone in their earbuds as they wake up and start their daily grind.”
This song was recorded in a storage unit in Charleston, SC. And it was mixed by Andy Dixon (Shovels & Rope)
Babe Club – androgynous nature, creates a balanced space for everyone to feel free to express themselves. Ladies, Dudes, Babes, Dude Babes, Lady Babes. All the Babes. Anyone can be a babe.
In the Summer of 2015, Corey Campbell taught Jenna Desmond to play the bass. Both in college, Corey was studying music, and Jenna psychology. Jenna grew up playing classical piano and would sneak into the music department to use their practice rooms. That is when the two met. Two weeks after Jenna picked up the bass she was performing alongside Corey in the touring act SUSTO. The two had recently started dating and collaborating, and they decided that their chemistry was good enough to live together, on and off the road. After 3 years of crafting and shaping their sound while playing supporting roles in SUSTO, Jenna and Corey are stepping into themselves as Babe Club.
“This is me getting to share my thoughts and story for the first time” says Desmond, “I’m on the road all the time with a bunch of guys. So, sometimes I feel far away, and I need to talk to a woman about s—t that’s really annoying,” says Jenna, who wants to include more women in her creative endeavors.
The duo is in the midst of self-producing and recording their first full length album. They started the recording process with producer Wolfgang Zimmerman (Band of Horses, Susto, She Returns from War) who pushed their creative limits and songwriting style. After recording a feature film score in their home studio, they decided to self produce and record the rest of the album themselves. On this upcoming LP, they are joined in their studio by drummer, Julius Deangeles (The High Divers). Although Corey and Jenna play most of the instruments on the record themselves they perform live as a five piece band.
Their musical process is truly symbiotic. The song ideas have their genesis in Jenna’s mind brand are brought to life by Corey’s diverse music background. Both Jenna and Corey are heavily involved in the arranging process, and on their upcoming LP Corey is stepping into the role of producer and engineer.
Tour Dates with Airpark (formerly The Apache Relay)
10.10 Birmingham, AL @ The Saturn
10.11 Mobile AL @ Callaghan’s
10.12 Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
10.17 Appleton, WI @ Stone Arch Brewpub
10.18 Davenport, IA @ Raccoon Motel
10.19 Yorkville, IL @ The Law Office Pub & Music Hall
10.20 Indianapolis, IN @ Square Cat Vinyl
11.7 Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre Rooftop
11.8 Macon, GA @ The Rookery
11.9 Savannah, GA @ El Rocco Bar & Lounge
11.10 Charleston, SC @ Royal American
11.13 New York, NY @ Bowery Electric
11.14 Washington, DC @ DC9
11.15 Swarthmore, PA @ War3house 3
11.17 Norfolk VA @ Toast