Baby Cool releases new single & video 'Poison', stream it now. Debut album 'Earthling On The Road To Self Love' out February 10 2023 via Bad Vibrations.
Brisbane, Australia-based artist Baby Cool is releasing her latest single, ‘Poison’, alongside the second in a three-part series of music videos that debuted with last month’s single, ‘The Sea’. Marrying psychedelic pop with folk and a touch of country, Baby Cool is the new side project by Nice Biscuit co-front woman Grace Cuella and ‘Poison’ is the latest preview into the incoming ‘Earthling On The Road To Self Love’ album, due out February 10th via Bad Vibrations (UK/EU), Virgin Music Australia and Greenway Records/Levitation (US). Stream the video below and pre-order here.
On the breezy psych-surf of ‘Poison’, Grace says: "I wrote this song as a playful way to move through the feelings of rejection that can surface after a break up. The meaning has morphed into different things over time. Mostly it’s about expelling bad energy from your soul so that you can move through life a little lighter.” ‘I wish you were a stranger / Don’t want to see the world in your eyes / I’d rather love the wind / Blowing change into my life’, she introspectively sings on the track: “I like to sing the lyrics to that painful voice of self loathing that surfaces whenever I’m feeling vulnerable in some way - that voice for me is the true poison."
“Like the other tracks on Earthling on the Road to Self Love, we recorded Poison with Sam Joseph in his hinterland studio in the northern rivers of NSW. The arrangements were written and performed by Jess Ferronato and Nick Cavendish from Nice Biscuit, as well as Drew Heyden from psych rock outfit The Flamingo Jones. Sam wrote the amazing lead guitar that weaves its way through the track. The “ba ba”s at the end were a spontaneous addition during recording. There was something really wholesome and equally hilarious about all of us standing around a mic and singing that part together.’
Detailing the newly-announced album, Cuell adds: “The songs on ‘Earthling On The Road To Self Love’ are deeply sentimental. I have a lot I need to sing about to help me make sense of this earthly pod I have been gifted. If in singing these words out loud, I can help others find solace in knowing that we’re all out here flailing about in the cosmos, then it feels good to me. I had such a beautiful community of friends that helped bring this whole thing to life. There was magic and love in every part of the process of creating this album.”