Sir Babygirl has released a new video for her new single, Haunted House. “The overall concept is that we’re trapped inside my diary,” explains Sir Babygirl. “We wanted the set to reflect the idea of being trapped in your own trauma with no perception of the outside world.” Fun fact: every single page used to create the set was made up of erotic novels purchased off craigslist! Kelsie Hogue, AKA Sir Babygirl mixes and matches inspirations as sundry as Charli XCX, Hole, Hey Arnold!, and Tim And Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Today she has released her brand new video for “Haunted House”, the track is off her forthcoming release for Father/Daughter Records Crush On Me.
Born in Silicon Valley and raised in Hanover, New Hampshire, Sir Babygirl collected slumber party guests in the form of the bass, piano, guitar, along with formally studying voice. After attending Boston University’s School of Theater, she began to synthesize all her interests in the local Allston scene—fronting a hardcore bubblegum band, collaborating with local musicians, and tinkering with self-production on demos that would lead her to Sir Babygirl project.
Sir Babygirl quickly swapped diploma for a microphone to explore Chicago’s DIY and comedy scenes, but was ultimately visited in a dream by pop princesses Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and dear departed high priestess Whitney Houston. The three divinities implored: pop was the pure plastic expression and cartoon catharsis for which Sir Babygirl was meant.
She returned home to the woods of New Hampshire to convert her childhood bedroom into a makeshift studio. Little by little, she applied her sharpening musical tools to emerging past selves, childhood traumas, and a joyous curiosity for herself. Sir Babygirl chronicled each revelation in song, reclaiming and celebrating all the deep dives, detours, and divas that led her to her debut album Crush on Me.
Imagine Karen O performing Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own” with Courtney Love strumming the synth line… or maybe a Max Martin-produced cover of Lauryn Hill’s “Ex-Factor” performed by My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way. Wrap it all up in an aesthetic that marries Grimes to Ashlee Simpson in the uncanny valley of celebrity culture and neo-Absurdism. Somewhere out there, in between a girl group and a boyband, is Sir Babygirl… and her pug Baby Diva.
Nov 26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
Jan 16 – Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s ^
Jan 17 – Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar ^
Jan 19 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Back Room at Colectivo ^
Jan 20 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry ^
Jan 21 – St Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill Duck Room ^
Jan 22 – Columbus, OH @ Big Room Bar ^
Jan 23 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd ^
Jan 24 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church ^
Jan 25 – New York, NY @ Rough Trade ^
Jan 26 – Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom ^
Jan 27 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall ^
^ = with Petal