Baby Cool releases new single & video 'The Sea' and announces new album 'Earthling On The Road To Self Love' out February 10 2023 on Bad Vibrations Records.
Brisbane, Australia-based artist Baby Cool returns with the hypnotic new single and video, ‘The Sea’. Marrying psychedelic pop with folk and a touch of country, Baby Cool is the latest side project by Nice Biscuit co-front woman Grace Cuell who is also now announcing her debut album, ‘Earthling On The Road To Self Love’, out February 10th via Bad Vibrations (UK/EU), Virgin Music Australia and Greenway Records/Levitation (US). Pre-order the LP here and watch the video below.
Following the debut single ‘Magic’ and recent tour dates with Babe Rainbow and The Lazy Eyes, ‘The Sea’ invites us further into Baby Cool’s mystical realm. “The Sea was written after a time when my mental health was so poor that I needed daily reminders of the magic that comes with existing in a human body. I wrote myself a love letter on a piece of pink handmade paper and I read the letter to myself every morning. The Sea and the concept of the album were born from this daily ritual.”
On 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.”
Recorded with Sam Joseph (Family Jordan), the songs on the album were brought to life with the help of Jess Ferronato (Nice Biscuit), Nick Cavendish (Nice Biscuit) and Drew Heyden (The Flamingo Jones). ‘The Sea’ also features a sublime harp intro, performed by Lisa Kelly. “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 track and the album.”
The new single is accompanied by an equally dream-like video filmed by Brisbane-based photographer Imogen O’Doyle, edited by Tom Carroll and with creative direction by Miri Badger. Cuell says: “I wanted to create a visual component for the album that was a fantasy-like story, something a bit weird and even funny. The clip for The Sea is part one of a visual trilogy that will accompany the album. It gets weird and probably doesn’t make a whole lot of sense but I think that kind of chaos represents me well. The song is tender and heartfelt and the film clip is light and a bit silly. I guess I am all of these things, and humour is certainly a means of helping me move through the heavy parts of life.”