Lion Babe is a New York-bred funk and soul duo comprised of multidisciplinary artist Jillian Hervey and producer/DJ Lucas Goodman, (also known as Astro Raw). The pair are known for their unique sound and look and associate themselves with the term ‘Futuristic Nostalgia” to describe their genre. Lion Babe blends vintage colors with modern sonics. They started with their break-out single “Treat Me Like Fire” in 2012, which quickly garnered attention across the globe.
Since then, the duo has been steadily rising, and have released one LP titled “Begin” (2016 with Universal) including “Wonder Woman” produced by Pharrell Williams, along with “Jump Hi” featuring Childing Gambino. They followed with their mix tape “Sun Joint” featuring JunglePussy, Rary and Angel Haze. Jillian also co-wrote and sang “Hourglass” on the Grammy nominated Disclosure album “Caracal.” They are known for their magnetic performances, both at intimate fashion and art parties as well as major festivals like Glastonbury and the main stage at Coachella. They have also performed on TV for the Soul Train awards, as well as the Today Show (where they performed their cover of Yom Jones’s hit “She’s a Lady,” which was also used for H&M’s Global campaign).
In 2018, Lion Babe released singles “Rockets” featuring Moe Moks, “Honey Dew” and “Hit The Ceiling” which was featured on HBO’s hit show “Insecure.” The duo also wrote an original song “Just Me” for season 3 of “Insecure” which was featured on the show’s soundtrack (curated by Raphael Saadiq).
This year Lion Babe have released covers of classics “Get Into the Party Life” by Little Beaver and Carly Simon’s “Why.” This has all led up to their new album “Cosmic Wind” featuring pre-released records “The Wave” featuring Leikeli47 and their newest single “Western World” featuring Wu-Tang Clan’s own “Raekwon.”
“Cosmic wind is a record that showcases the band’s growth as artists and musicians and is rooted in themes of transformation and inevitable change.