In her new dreamy electro single ‘Beast’, Margate-based artist and producer BABii arranges a harmonious meeting spot where stretched synths and longing lyrics dance in the air. With a tasteful distance between sounds, BABii’s production footprint is minimalistic and distinctive – painting a rather vast soundscape within a lo-fi/bedroom-pop context.
Creating the ideal quirky bedroom palette, and then expanding upon that so elegantly seems quite natural to BABii as she resembles experimental artists like FKA Twigs and Clairo. Her eerie bass that tiptoes beneath the mix sets the temperature in which the emotionally icy song sits. Building from the song’s start, the instruments seem to slowly gather and linger to then hit hard as ever in BABii’s in-your-face chorus. Polyrhythmic relationships between the song’s vocal melodies and instrumentals make for a fascinating and emotive evolution of the ‘Beast’. This bubbling sonic space mirrors the yearning feelings BABii suggests in her lyrics discussing distance and its push and pull side effects.
Being in “the belly of the beast” is emotionally confrontational and cathartic as BABii’s ‘Beast’ unravels and brings light to its true narrative.
iii, the upcoming new EP from BABii, is out 27th March. Catch her live this week:
4th March – London, Lafayette supporting Grouplove
5th March – Newcastle, Cobalt
Photo Credit: Daisy Warne and Gus Sharpe