NYC electro-soul duo LION BABE has been turning up on everyone’s radar as of late for a remarkable blend of big, bolstering r&b chops and radio-friendly pop stuff. Today, they’ve given us a taste of how those sentiments might apply to, say, a funk & soul classic, like Curtis Mayfield’s timeless anthem of upheaval “Move On Up,” where the soul legend’s guitar lead and horn arrangements are supplanted for singer Jillian Harvey‘s twangy delivery over a beat that’s all synths and electronics. The track premiered in its shorter form during last week’s NFL Draft, but now it’s here for you to enjoy in all of its shiny and buoyant glory. Listen to LION BABE’s cover of the Curtis classic “Move On Up” and grab a copy of their self-titled EP, featuring Pharrell & Childish Gambino on iTunes today. Peep their forthcoming European tour dates below.
May 19 @ Thekla – Bristol, United Kingdom
May 20 @ Scala – London, United Kingdom
May 21 @ The Ruby Lounge – Manchester, United Kingdom
May 23 @ Temple, The Institute – Birmingham, United Kingdom
May 24 @ LE TRIANON – Saleux, France
Jul 17 @ Lovebox 2015 – London, United Kingdom