LION BABE – the New York based duo made up of singer-songwriter and performance artist Jillian Hervey and producer and instrumentalist Lucas Goodman aka Astro Raw – have released a captivating and sensual visual for their track ‘Rockets’ ft Moe Moks. Directed by Chalalai Fischbach and Jett Cain with Creative Direction from LION BABE, The FADER– premiered video showcases Jillian’s mesmerising dance skills and the dazzling creativity that has set the duo apart in their own league, since they first burst onto the scene with their debut track and visual for the modern classic ‘Treat Me Like Fire’. ‘Rockets’ is further brought to life with the show-stopping celebration of club and ballroom culture through various eras in time, in this must-see clip.
Speaking on the video, LION BABE said: “Great to take a break from all the madness in the world to celebrate each other, art and expression. A reminder that there is still magic in the world.” The visual follows the release of a set of brand new remixes for their two latest tracks ‘Rockets’ (feat Moe Moks) and ‘Hit The Ceiling’. Unveiling the remixes earlier this month, ‘Rockets’ (feat Moe Moks) has been given an urgent, Afrostep remix by mOma+Guy – which features at the end of the brand new visual – and a sultry and soulful update from collaborator and fellow New Yorker Simen Sez, whilst ‘Hit The Ceiling’ gets an addictive dance-funk remix from Zikomo and also receives the remix treatment from legendary dance producer and DJ Kenny Dope.
‘Hit The Ceiling’ is the latest song to be offered from LION BABE’s highly anticipated forthcoming project, which is set for release in the new year. Alongside their track ‘Jump Hi’ (feat Childish Gambino), ‘Hit The Ceiling’ featured on the second season of Issa Rae’s Golden Globe nominated HBO series ‘Insecure’ and also features on the show’s official soundtrack alongside tracks from artists such as SZA, Bryson Tiller and Goldlink. Earlier this year, the band shared the first taste of the project via the sublime ‘Rockets’ feat. Moe Moks which received first looks on Noisey and Zane Lowe’s Beats 1. The forthcoming project will be their first commercial release since the band’s critically celebrated debut studio album ‘Begin’, which was released last year and featured collaborations with the likes of Pharrell Williams and Childish Gambino and career-defining tracks such as ‘Treat Me Like Fire’ and ‘Jump Hi’. Last year they released the electrifying mixtape ‘Sun Joint’ which coincided with their first headline US tour and a string of international festival performances, including Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds and more. Also this year, Astro Raw shared his debut mixtape project, rawmix vol 1. The 14-track project mixes Astro Raw’s stellar, one-of-a-kind production with his infectious, genre-defying sounds, seamlessly mixing R&B, hip-hop, soul, funk and dance – creating a sound that The 405 described as “sonic crack.”