For almost two years now, NYC-based electric soul duo, Lion Babe, has been a formidable presence in the ever-expanding grey of r&b. They’ve linked with legends like Childish Gambino and Pharrell along the way, joined Disclosure on their sophomore record, even having their music reworked by the almighty DJ Premier. Today, however, we celebrate the long-awaited release of their debut full-length project, Begin.
The album features their Bino-assisted lead-off single “Jump Hi” as well as the P-produced “Wonder Woman,” plus nine more tracks of disco, funk and soul from Jillian and Lucas. Along with the album’s release, we’ve been gifted a posh new clip for their latest single “Where Do We Go,” finding the pair engaged in a lustful pursuit in the ever-illuminated streets and back-alleys of Chinatown, hopping in and out of arcades and souvenir shops. Lion Babe’s full album stream and new video are available for your eyes and ears below. No dates have been announced in support of the record just yet, but we’ll certainly have our eyes out for you. And if Begin is good to your earholes, take it home with you on iTunes today.