EXCLUSIVE: Electro Pop Band Babylamb Unveil Their Second Single ‘Icky’
Ireland has created a slew of globally established talent over the last few decades; U2, Westlife, The Script..not to mention the scores of solo acts who have enthralled audiences and music fans around the world. One of the newest acts to emerge from the country is electro-pop quartet (formerly trio) Babylamb – Tobias, Rian, Laoise and Cian – who have already racked up over 100,000 streams of their debut single ‘Bodyright.’
They’re now looking to continue that success with the release of new track ‘Icky’, which GIITV are proud to premiere. The song plays a form of lyrical and instrumental homage to some of their favourite artists including Charli XCX, and is sure to win the band a slew of new fans. Band member Tobias says of the creative process behind the track: “Writing “Icky” was like an attempted astral-projection. Smooching a stranger at a party is a righteous little act of living that Babylamb have been missing and mourning. Down to the awkward and obscenely anxious post-smooch party vibes, or travelling the full breadth of human feeling in the second before another go. You’re screwed up, out of control, nauseous and you miss it like crazy. In “Icky”, we’re not quite ready to touch hearts, but to touch at all would be a good start.”
Given the ongoing pandemic, the song was written in a rather interesting way, as Tobias goes on to explain: “The band wrote their bits and pieces for Icky remotely, and then sent them in to me to be added to the production. I think the isolated nature of its composition kind of contributed to this compartmentalised feel of the chorus, sort of unboxing itself gradually like a Russian doll.”
Asked as to why they chose this song for their sophomore single, he adds: “After the kinda vaguer, more philosophical subject matter of our debut, I wanted to focus on a more universal experience. That probably came from wanting to be together with people again, share in something. It’s very much a lockdown song, even if it sounds like classic pop subject matter. But we like the way it ended up, sometimes it’s harder to write a little more directly. It takes a bit more confidence I think.”
Give ‘Icky’ a listen below and for more information on Babylamb, give their page a like on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.
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