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Lion Babe Glastonbury Photo Diary

Lion Babe performed at Glastonbury and here’s what they got up to.

Formed in New York City, Lion Babe are the neo soul duo that the world has been missing. Comprised of singer/songwriter and performance artist Jillian Hervey and instrumentalist/producer Lucas Goodman (aka Astro Raw), Lion Babe plug the gap that modern funk and soul have needed filling. Looking towards an eclectic and extensive mix of influences for both their sonic elements and visuals, the duo’s enthusiasm and futuristic high-energy production creates a blend of RnB, funk and soul that draws you in and makes you wish it’ll never end. After releasing their debut album “Begin” in February (which they worked on with Pharrell Williams ), a string of singles including “Jump Hi” with Childish Gambino and a self-titled EP, Lion Babe have become famed for their infectious energy and modernisation of neo soul, taking the internet by storm.

Lion Babe’s brand new mixtape “SUN JOINT” demonstrates perfectly the duo’s talent and their ability to create music that hits the sweet spot where funk, soul and RnB converge. The 11-track tape is all feel good, organic vibes, and combines all the influences that Lion Babe look to, such as The Beatles in their Sergeant Pepper-era or the melting pot of New York City, and take them into their blend of funk tinged melodies.

Even though their sound falls into the funk/soul/pop label, “SUN JOINT” is far more than a simple re-hash of elements from these genres; Lion Babe take neo soul and bring it into a modern context with a unique twist and unexpected elements. It’s all resoundingly feel good – and that’s something we can unabashedly get down with.

While playing at Glastonbury Festival (mud ‘n’ all), where they performed tracks from “SUN JOINT” such as “Silver Cheetah”, and “Tina Turner”, Lion Babe snapped away all weekend, so check out their photo diary below.

“Early morning start for our road trip to Glastonbury. Coffee and shades so necessary.”

“Early morning start for our road trip to Glastonbury. Coffee and shades so necessary.”

“Straight into glam with Bianca. Loved this braided look. Changed it up for Glastonbury.”

“Straight into glam with Bianca. Loved this braided look. Changed it up for Glastonbury.”

“Final tweaks before showtime.”

“Final tweaks before showtime.”

“Getting in the zone for our set.”

“Getting in the zone for our set.”

“It was crazy being a part of such a legendary festival. Love to Silver Hayes for having us and to all those beautiful people who showed out. We definitely saw some familiar faces right up front!!”

“It was crazy being a part of such a legendary festival. Love to Silver Hayes for having us and to all those beautiful people who showed out. We definitely saw some familiar faces right up front!!”

“We were excited to perform some new material from our brand new mixtape ‘Sun Joint’.”

“We were excited to perform some new material from our brand new mixtape ‘Sun Joint’.”

“A quick outfit change then taking on the mud on our way to do some press interviews.”

“A quick outfit change then taking on the mud on our way to do some press interviews.”

“Quick pit-stop for pics.”

“Quick pit-stop for pics.”

“We loved bumping into the homies Snakehips. We hadn’t seen them since we performed ‘Treat Me Like Fire’ with them, which seems like forever ago. Their set was ALL VIBES!!”

“We loved bumping into the homies Snakehips. We hadn’t seen them since we performed ‘Treat Me Like Fire’ with them, which seems like forever ago. Their set was ALL VIBES!!”

“Our UK team!!! #teamlionbabe!!!”

“Our UK team!!! #teamlionbabe!!!”
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Annabel Lunnon
Lion Babe Glastonbury Photo Diary

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