With the release of one EP under their belts, LION BABE continues to build serious momentum as they prepare to release their debut, highly anticipated, full-length album, Begin, [Polydor Records] set to arrive early 2016. Led by the hit single ‘Where Do We Go,’ capturing listeners with its highly infectious retro vibe that is set to be the soundtrack to dance floors across the country. Begin features 14 incredibly soulful tracks which includes collaborations with the likes of Pharrell Williams, Childish Gambino, Andrew Wyatt and Al Shux.
2015 saw LION BABE travel the globe performing at major festivals such as Lovebox, Bestival, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Parklife and Wildlife, where they premiered, ‘Hourglass’, their hit collaboration with the British Grammy- nominated dance duo, Disclosure, which preceded them opening up for the duo at the iconic Madison Square Garden followed by three sold out nights at the legendary Alexandra Palace in London. Lion Babe has shared the stage with major entertainers such as Lenny Kravitz, Chris Rock and Alicia Keys, performing a duet with her at her annual Black Ball.
With an impressive 11 million plus streams across audio and visual streaming sites including Spotify and Vevo, 2015 has been an incredible year for LION BABE. With all eyes on them, 2016 is set to be another stellar year for these rapidly rising stars.
Constantly embracing polarity, mixing and matching sounds and visuals to create something new and unique – LION BABE are the New York duo formed of singer/songwriter and performance artist Jillian Hervey and instrumentalist and producer Lucas Goodman.
The pair met at the end of their college experiences. Jillian was in the beginnings of her professional dance career while Lucas was focused on producing artists/bands and his own personal project under the name Astro Raw. Their decision to collaborate on music was purely based on curiosity and chance. After the organic creation of the sultry, electronic soul track ‘Treat Me Like Fire’, they decided to give the song a home and create LION BABE.
LION BABE draw on an eclectic mix of influences for their sonic and stunning visuals, which mirror the rich melting pot of cultures that New York offers. Citing the likes of A Tribe Called Quest and Sergeant Pepper-era Beatles as having a major impact on them both in their formative years, they identify with a generation brought up on the internet, with references from film and music of all genres, places and eras being just a click away.