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Sixth & I – Sanctuary

Lion Babe

with Kamau

Jul 6, 2016 • 8:00 pm ET
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Constantly embracing polarity, mixing and matching sounds and visuals to create something new and unique – Lion Babe are the New York-based duo formed of singer/songwriter and performance artist Jillian Hervey and instrumentalist and producer Lucas Goodman.

The pair met at the end of their college experiences. Jillian was in the beginning of her professional dance career while Lucas was focused on producing artists/bands and his own personal project under the name Astro Raw. Their decision to collaborate on music was purely based on curiosity and chance.

After the organic creation of the sultry, electronic soul track ‘Treat Me Like Fire’, they decided to give the song a home and create Lion Babe. The duo draw on an eclectic mix of influences for their sonic and stunning visuals, which mirror the rich melting pot of cultures that New York offers. Citing the likes of A Tribe Called Quest and Sergeant Pepper-era Beatles as major influences on both artists in their formative years, they identify with a generation brought up on the internet, with references from film and music of all genres, places and eras being just a click away.