Babeheaven – “Heaven” (Stereogum Premiere)

UK quintet Babeheaven’s eclectic sound was born out of their appreciation of several different sonics like trip-hop, soul and ethereal electro. You can hear subtle tinges of each on their debut single “Heaven,” blended smoothly and cohesively in a way that eludes other bands who try to meld multiple sensibilities. The song opens with a slow, sparse synth progression, before an electric guitar and knocking rhythmic drums fill in around lead singer Nancy’s beautiful, floating vocals. There is even a bit of a Caribbean feel to the track as its elements wind and turn together seamlessly. The lyrics are powerful, developed initially from Nancy’s feelings about her mother passing away when she was young. Those original sentiments evolved into something broader but just as poignant, as the band says it is “about the front you put up and break down in front of people, and how things might’ve been different with someone else around.” This song is delightfully smooth, an excellent foray into more things to come.

Here are Babeheaven’s UK tour dates:

02/15 Bristol, UK @ The Exchange*
02/16 London, UK @ Vllage Underground*
02/25 London, UK @ Pickle Facroty#
02/27 Sheffield, UK @ Outlines Festival
03/06 Brighton, UK @ Bleach**
03/07 London, UK @ Lexington**
03/08 Manchester, UK @ Fallow Cafe**
04/07 London, UK @ Corsica Studios (Single Release Show)
04/25 Oxford, UK @ The Bullingdon^
04/26 Norwich. UK @ Norwish Arts Centre^
04/27 London, UK # Lexington^
04/29 Southampton, UK @ Joiners^
04/30 Leeds, UK @ Live At Leeds
05/01 Nottingham, UK @ Bodega^
05/02 Guildford, UK @ Boilerroom^
05/26 London, UK @ Dingwalls w/Blaenavon

* supporting Loyle Carner
# supporting Baio
** supporting Cigarettes After Sex
^ supporting Beach Baby

“Heaven” is out 4/8 via B3SCI in the US and Handsome Dad in the UK. Pre-order is available here in the US, and here in the UK.

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