A taster from BABii’s forthcoming album HiiDE, ‘CARNiiVORE’ lives within a world of eerily fragile electronic soundscape that is reminiscent of early Grimes and FKA Twigs. There are mesmerising keyboard and synth sounds woven into its web of melody and, really, this is a particularly good example of what can be done with synth pop.
The song is intricate and clever while still being listenable and accessible. The dreamlike qualities of BABii’s work seem to stem from her preoccupation with her thwarted childhood dreams; there is a sense of the childlike as well as the terrifying in her soundscapes, which might be why she describes the process of making HiiDE as being her way of crying. This is an oddly beautiful single, and one that will stay with you long after listening.
HiiDE, the upcoming album from BABii, is released on 5th July via Deathwaltz Originals. Catch BABii live at the following dates:
5th May: Sounds of the Other City, Salford
9th May: The Hope & Ruin (downstairs), Brighton
10th May: The Great Escape, Komedia Studio, Brighton 2.15am
11th May: Tempest Inn, Brighton
10th July: Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate