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GOLD BABY Meditate On Femininity & Womanhood On New Single ‘Betty’

2nd March 2021

Dreamy North London grunge-pop trio GOLD BABY are pleased to reveal their new single ‘Betty’, a meditation on femininity and womanhood. The track is out now and available to stream on all good DSPs.

“Betty is a representation of all that is beautiful and feminine,” explains songwriter Siân Alex of the central character. “She’s like a Disney princess and I’m the creepy kid watching her, all mixed up about whether I want her to be my mum, or my girlfriend, or whether I want to be her. She reminds me of my mum and I’m thinking about the ways that we’re different, wondering who I’m supposed to be growing up into. An amalgamation of memories and fantasy, Betty is an exploration of identity told through a tantrum: that’s not who I am, that’s not who I am!”

The single is the latest to be taken from their debut EP Rabbits, set for release on 26th March 2021 and supported by Help Musicians

The record is available to preorder now from: https://linktr.ee/goldbabyband

Lead single ‘Captain Dorego’ was released earlier this year to a host of support from Apple Music 1, BBC introducing, Amazing Radio, KINK Indie, Secret Meeting, For The Rabbits, Loud Women, Vanyaland, God Is In The TV, Something You Said and more.

With their dreamy grunge-pop fermented in the knotty impatience and potent vulnerability of Alex’s songwriting, North London outfit Gold Baby serve an own-brand concoction of confessional indie-pop.

Armed with a band name and a handful of songs, Alex moved to London from her hometown of Nottingham in 2018 and set about finding musicians who would help her to tell her short stories. Packaging cryptic lyricism and delicately fractured guitar parts with surges of power-pop and feedback, Gold Baby is now completed by Swedish-native bassist Sara Kleppe and Bristolian drummer Scott Hislop.

Their forthcoming debut EP Rabbits was produced by Ian Flynn at werkhouse.uk, and mastered by Pete Mayer with original artwork by Alex.

Very much in the folk storytelling tradition, much of the material on Rabbits deals with themes of moving on, but is not just a collection of songs about being held back, or by the pressures of life being too much. Instead, it’s a testament to the necessity of the creative process, and a feeling of growing optimism for a future which could be so very different; a paused moment in time in which we have the mental space to reassess the way the world has been running.

“Art is a reaction to, and a reflection of, the world we live in,” reasons Alex. “Even in such politically crazy times, when you’re never leaving your house it’s harder to make any sense of anything—isolation is stressful, and a hard place to reflect on anything from. That said, keeping up a creative practise has been really therapeutic and given me focus.”

“My hope is that when real life starts up again society can rebuild better with a reordered set of priorities, and with a world of people more finely tuned to the things that our bodies and brains need to feel okay. It has been a devastating time, but there’s a lot that can be turned into positive change, and I’m optimistic about that.”

Debut EP Rabbits is released 26th March 2021

Rabbits EP track listing:

1. Bodie
2. 2041
3. Betty
4. Captain Dorego