LION BABE – ‘Frida Kahlo’ 

Lion Babe is a fire-hot electro-soul duo from New York City, who first got together back in college when Jillian Harvey was just about to enter a dance career and Lucas Goodman was looking for bands to produce. The pair got together out of genuine curiosity and chance, and have been non-stop ever since. They’ve worked with the likes of celebrity producers like Pharrell Williams and Childish Gambino and have received rave reviews from Rolling Stone, among others. They’ve rocked the main stage at Coachella and have been ambassadors for Pantene. Now their new single, ‘Frida Kahlo’ from their album, ‘Rainbow Child’, is just the latest incredible project from Lion Babe.

An upbeat, funky, motivational song with a Lion Babe twist, the short staccato vocals of ‘Frida Kahlo’ are sure to get stuck in your head. It’s a love letter from Jillian to herself and anyone who’s listening, and she encourages us all to stop comparing ourselves to others and start embracing who we really are.

Throughout the verses, Jillian then points out things about herself and compares herself to some of the world’s greatest artists. She’s never cocky, and it never feels self-absorbed, but rather it acts as a reminder to accept all that you are and everything that makes you a badass babe (or bloke).

The video for ‘Frida Kahlo’ starts with Jillian in front of a yellow backdrop, adorned in an elaborate headpiece and dress. With a bejewelled take on Frida Kahlo’s classic unibrow, Jillian and Lucas pose in front of beautifully designed backdrops. Throughout the video, Lucas jams on his guitar, grooving to the beat. It’s a bright, colourful and fun video and the perfect clip for this amazing single.

Check it out below, and find out more about Lion Babe online on their official website.

About the author

Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she's written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, Celebmix, and ListenOnRepeat.

Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email lisa@essentiallypop.com

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