Airpark & Babe Club
Wed · November 7, 2018
Doors: 10:00 pm / Show: 11:00 pm
Rooftop @ Georgia Theatre
This event is 21 and overhttp://www.georgiatheatre.com/event/1776710/
In 2013 Corey Campbell And Jenna Desmond Of Babe Club Met In College. Jenna, A Psychology Student, Would Sneak Into The Piano Practice Rooms To Write Songs, Where She Met Corey Who Was Studying Music. Shortly After Meeting, They Began Trading Demos Back And Forth On Their Phones. Post College, They Toured Together In The Indie Rock Band, Susto, Playing Supporting Roles, Where They Honed In On Their Writing Style. They Continued Collaborating, Passing Laptops Back And Forth Between Van Seats, Eventually Piecing Together The Vibes And Songs That Make Babe Club.
“After 9 Months Of Heavy Touring, Having Some Time Off Made Me Realize I Had No Solid Female Friendships. I Had No One To Relate To About The Changes I Was Going Through Personally, And The Changes We Were All Going Through As A Country. I Was Pretty Insecure At The Time, And I Got Sick Of Being On The Defense When People Would Assume Things About Me. This Song Was Me About Taking Accountability For Myself, Understanding That Change Doesn’t Happen Overnight, It Takes Time. This Song Is About Longing For Companionship, And Stability And That S—T Takes Work!!
Oct 2018 Babe Club Released Their Debut Song “Hate Myself” Which Garnered The Attention Of NPR’s New Music Friday Playlist.
“I Lost Contact With A Lot Of Ladies In My Life At First And Felt Alone Because I Had No One To Relate To. So Hence “I Hate Myself”. I Think In General When People Start Working Full Time, Everyone Gets Busy, And Keeping Friendships And Staying Social Is Really Hard Sometimes.”
Babe Club Has Just Finished Recording Their EP. A Release Date Is TBA. In The Meantime, They Will Be Collaborating And Writing With Their Friends.
The duo’s latest single ‘Yours Till I Die’ debuts on their own independent label, Eugenia Hall Records, on April 27, 2018. The tune was fortuitously finished, as brothers Ben and Michael wrote and prepared to record their third EP, which is due out in late Summer 2018.
A version of this song was collecting dust in the duo’s back catalog, dating back to early 2017, when their first EP, Early Works, Volume 1, was released. Fast forward one year, while working with producer Ryan McFadden (TORRES, Tony Joe White), a chance organ swell gave way to an ascending piano riff, offering the refrain ‘Yours Till I Die’ new life.
"After doing many projects together in the studio, a powerful creative trust has developed between us and Ryan. You don't have to spend much time in the industry before it becomes glaringly apparent how valuable and rare that can be.” Ben Ford continues, “His reimagining of the original chord progression, voiced through layers of differing keys sounds, perfectly presented the dreamy and melancholy aspect of the lyrics that we wanted the production to reinforce."
Ben contributes a supportive laissez-faire vocal harmony throughout and a slide guitar solo, as the final touches to Michael's hazy anthem of infatuation.
“This is one of the more direct songs I've written. I have always appreciated songwriters like Bill Fox and Fiona Apple, who were able to be both direct and poetic simultaneously - that's exactly what I was after with ‘Yours Till I Die.’ It felt vulnerable as hell, but I knew if I could strike the right balance it would do the subject matter justice,” says Michael Ford, Jr.
‘Yours Till I Die’ was mixed by Scott Hundley at MADE Recording and mastered by Jim DeMain (Dan Auerbach, Andrew Bird, Lambchop). The single displays the brothers’ continued impressive ability to thread the needle in their creation of high integrity yet immediate pop.
Rooftop @ Georgia Theatre
215 N. Lumpkin St
Athens, GA, 30601