LA-born singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist shey baba has revealed the beautiful video for new track ‘I Want It All’, taken from his debut album ‘Requiem’ – out May 10th on Virgin EMI. Watch here
The track is accompanied by a stunning video that comes as a new installment from shey baba’s short film made up of four lead tracks from the album. Part 1 features tracks ‘Born Sick’ & ‘Vertigo’ (watch here) and the 15 minute film was directed by David M. Helman (Vince Staples, James Vincent McMorrow) with cinematography from James Laxton who is Academy Award nominated for his incredible work on Moonlight and If Beale Street Could Talk.
In an age when music tends to feel rushed, shey baba is an anomaly. He takes his time. The musician spent two years in relative isolation patiently making what would become his stunning debut album, before teaming up with producers Joey Waronker (Beck, REM) Rollo Armstrong (Dido, Faithless) and mixer Dan Grech (George Ezra and Liam Gallagher) to complete the record.
“I didn’t start singing or writing songs until I was 20, but once I did, I quickly realised that music was the only way I could fully express the things I needed to.” A series of difficult personal and family tribulations fueled the flames, and shey baba set out to create a labour of love and catharsis. Almost 24 months later, Requiem is complete. shey baba’s voice stands out above all, setting the tone for the cinematic and emotive sound of the album.
With an incredible first body of work now complete, shey baba is ready to share something very special with the world. It seems Shey himself may have summed it up best: “I feel like I’m blooming in the 11th hour”, and what has bloomed is beautiful.
shey baba will play the following UK dates:
Fri 3rd Live At Leeds Festival
Fri 10th Brighton, Hope & Ruin @ The Great Escape (UTA Showcase)
REQUIEM TRACK LIST:
I Want It All
Long Way Down
Dreamers & Lovers
My Faith Is Running Out