New Music – Sweet Baboo – Got To Hang On To You

Sweet Baboo

If it wasn’t lashing rain today, this would be perfect for the summer vibe! Some sweet sounds from North Wales in the form of Sweet Baboo. See what you think below. His fifth album ‘The Boombox Ballads’ will be released on August 14th.

Sweet Baboo – “The Boombox Ballads” – Released 14th August via Moshi Moshi

Sweet Baboo (aka Stephen Black) is pleased to confirm his fifth album, The Boombox Ballads will be released on August 14th through Moshi Moshi.

On The Boombox Ballads, Sweet Baboo wanted to explore more what it was to be a ‘Singer’ as opposed to a ‘Singer Songwriter’, a term – that to him at least – seems to have picked up some negative connotations in recent years. With that in mind, there was a tentative channeling of Harry Nilsson and latter day Scott Walker (‘You Got Me Time Keeping’) in both his songwriting and by working with an arranger (Paul Jones) for the first time who helped him paint the most vivid accompaniments possible.

This idea of separating the singer from the songwriter is perfectly encapsulated in the album track ‘I Just Want To Be Good’ written for and about Sweet Baboo by his friend Cate Le Bon. This process leaving nothing but his voice to guide himself to the emotional centre of the song.


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