5 Minutes With…BABY BLOOD
27th November 2015 saw the release of ‘Figurine’, the debut single from otherworldly songwriter and producer Baby Blood, the alter ego of Denmark’s Lucy Love who has previously been supported by Rinse FM and FACT, performed worldwide and received more than a million views on YouTube.
Preferring to stay disguised Baby Blood performs as a masked super-heroine that keeps vanity and ego at a distance, visually taking motivation from the luchadores of the high flying Mexican wrestling scene, she translates their audacity in the ring into the imagery of her music. By doing this the listener is encouraged to drown themselves in the audio, not focus on a manufactured false deity. She explains, “Baby Blood toys with identity – the masculine and feminine meet in a sonic cosmos with visual cues that traverse time, place and cultures: the core of this place is art, not the personality behind the mask.”
With an EP scheduled for release in Spring 2016 ‘Figurine’ is a taste of the mind blowing, the off-kilter and the radiant sublime. Noisey have described ‘Figurine’ as sounding, “like what would happen if Purity Ring, SZA and Holy Other had a baby together and dipped it in radioactive, celestial glitter.”
We took 5 minutes to catch up with Baby Blood to talk music and influences.
Hi there, how are you and what are you up to today?
All good. I’m producing new music, drawing, working on a Darth Vader jigsaw puzzle and reading comic books.
To those not familiar with you, how would you describe your sound?
A dreamy landscape of airy vocals, bass and trap snares.
What are the albums and artists that have influenced you the most?
Silent Shout – The Knife
Untrue – Burial
Jungle – Jungle
What other artists do you really like at the moment and why?
Sza – organic lyrics and universe, and just plain loving the beats.
Angel Haze – intimidatingly skilled rapper.
Silvana Imam – amazing edgy swedish feministic rap.
What are some of the key pieces of gear you use to write your tracks?
My computer, USB mic and AKAI midi keyboard
What’s the best gig you have ever done and why?
I just did my first show ever, at the free town Christiania in Copenhagen.
If you weren’t a musician what would you be?
A hacktivist or a race car driver – preferably drifting.
Do you have any information regarding upcoming releases, projects, DJ mixes or collaborations in the pipeline that you would like to tell us about?
My first single and video Figurine is coming out real soon! And I’m working on an EP for the spring. And I’m also looking forward to be doing remixes.