Following the release of her debut LP last year, Margate-based artist & producer BABii has just announced a new EP iii, which is set for release March 27. The first single from the record ‘Beast’ is streaming online now.
Speaking about the new track, BABii said "‘Beast’ is about being far away in proximity from someone but still feeling emotionally close to them, and realising the opposite could be much worse, being in close proximity to someone but emotionally feeling distant from them."
BABii’s debut album HiiDE came out in July last year, but she has not stopped creating. In September she released XYZ, a collaborative album with fellow GLOO members Iglooghost and Kai Whiston; a glitchy electronic work described as “the year’s most brilliantly alienating album” by Loud & Quiet. Following UK/EU tours with Chk Chk Chk and WHY? she joined up with GLOO again for a sold out London edition of their interactive clubnight Grid. BABii built the machines in which attendees inserted tokens that had been hidden around the club to change the music and visuals onstage.
Speaking about the new EP, BABii said "iii is three songs about the proximity of three different people in my life. One who I don’t want in my proximity, another who wants me out of theirs and one who I want in mine."
See BABii live:
4th March - London, Lafayette supporting Grouplove
5th March - Newcastle, Cobalt
26th-27th March - Lisbon, MIL Festival
9th May - The Great Eastern Festival, Edinburgh
20th June - Near Future Festival, Liverpool