“Low Life” by Baby In Vain

"Low Life" by Baby In Vain, is Northern Transmissions' 'Song of the Day'

Denmark’s Baby In Vain recently released their single “Low Life”, the track is off their release More Nothing, out August 25th via Partisan Records.

Of the song, Baby In Vain’s Andrea Thuesen Johansen says: “An early version of ‘Low Life’ was written and recorded three years ago. Back then it was a trippy, hard rock kind of song that we were never really satisfied with. We all agreed it was a good song with lots of potential so we tried all kinds of different things to make it it work but none of it seemed to do the job. Even though we came close to, we didn’t really catch the essence of the song back that. I guess ‘Low Life’ was a song we had to grow into. We had to be three years older and wiser to be able to make it the song it was meant to be.

“While recording demos for the album, we realised we had to take ot the hard rock elements of the song, and just let it be as honest and frail as the lyrics suggested. Suddenly it started to the make sense. In the studio we experimented with the drum sound, synthesizer, pedals we hadn’t used before and it all came together once and for all.

“The lyrics of the song are about a very unhealthy relationship that a person very close to me was in, back when we were the early version of the song. It had a great impact on my life, and I had a really hard time making sense of it all, so writing about it felt like the obvious thing to do. Looking back on it now I probably wasn’t as reflective as I am today, so the anger I felt while it was going on dominates the lyrics. I’d like to think that had it happened today, I would’ve been able to explore my emotions more and be a little more sensitive and subtle about it, but then again…”

Recorded in just 11 days in Eve Studios with producer Rob Ellis (PJ Harvey, Scott Walker, Bat For Lashes). Baby In Vain have toured the US and Europe, sharing stages with the likes of The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Wytches, PINS and The Kills.

Baby In Vain
Tour dates

23rd August London, Fluffer Pit Party (w/ Deap Vally)
24th August Nottingham, Rough Trade in-store
25th August Bramham Park, Leeds Festival
26th August London, Rough Trade in-store
27th August Reading, Reading Festival

1st October Newcastle, Underground
2nd October Glasgow, Broadcast
3rd October Aberdeen, The Tunnels
4th October Edinburgh, Sneaky Petes
5th October Leeds, Headrow House
8th October Leicester, The Cookie
9th October London, Camden Assembly
10th October Bath, Moles
12th October Southampton, The Joiners
13th October Cardiff, The Moon Club
14th October Birmingham, Actress & Bishop
15th October Nottingham, The Bodega
17th October Cambridge, The Portland Arms
19th October St Albans, The Horn
20th October Tunbridge Wells, Forum
21st October Oxford, Ritual Union Festival (w/ Peace, Black Honey)
26th October Grenoble, L’amperage, France (w/ A Place To Bury Strangers)
27th October Nancy, L’Autre Canal, France (w/ A Place To Bury Strangers)
28th October Bulle, Ebullition, Switzerland (w/ A Place To Bury Strangers)
30th October Munich, Hansa 39, Germany (w/ A Place To Bury Strangers)
31st October Zurich, Bogan F, Switzerland (w/ A Place To Bury Strangers)
2nd November Bologna, Locomotiv, Italy (w/ A Place To Bury Strangers)
3rd November Rome, Traffic, Italy (w/ A Place To Bury Strangers)
4th November Milan, Seraglio, Italy (w/ A Place To Bury Strangers)
7th November Vienna, Arena, Austria (w/ A Place to Bury Strangers)
8th November Budapest, Durer Kert 041, Hungary (w/ A Place To Bury Strangers)
9th November Prague, Futurum, Czech Republic (w/ A Place To Bury Strangers)


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