“Mothers” by Steady Holiday

Steady Holiday, recently released “Mothers,” the track is off the singer/songwriter’s forthcoming Barsuk Records debut Nobody’s Watching. The ominous tone of the track is reflected in its accompanying music video, of which Dre Babinski says, “Some have a hard time distinguishing compassion from the slippery slope of altruism. This character is one of them, hesitant to ‘give an inch..’ anticipating what will be asked of her next. Maybe it’s more convenient to keep the door locked next time.”

Steady Holiday
Nobody’s Watching
Barsuk Records

1. Flying Colors
2. Mothers
3. Who’s Gonna Stop Us
4. Nobody’s Watching
5. All Aboard
6. Love And Pressure
7. Eastern Comfort
8. Trapping Season
9. Exit Song
10. Desperate Times

Steady Holiday
Live Dates

10/15: The Hope – Brighton, UK
10/16: Crofter’s Rights – Bristol, UK
10/17: The Castle – Manchester, UK
10/18: The Islington – London, UK
10/20: Left of the Dial Festival – Rotterdam, NL
10/23: Monarch – Berlin, DE
10/24: Trafo – Jeno, DE
10/26: Le Zorba – Paris, FR
11/07: Songbyrd – Washington, DC
11/08: Ortlieb’s – Philadelphia, PA
11/10: Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
11/12: Middle East (Upstairs) – Boston, MA
11/14: Sunset Tavern – Seattle, WA
11/15: Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
11/17: Café du Nord – San Francisco, CA
11/18: Bootleg – Los Angeles, CA
11/19: Casbah – San Diego, CA

Dre Babinski AKA: Steady Holiday is an appropriate name for an artist whose music feels like the soundtrack to your fondest memory. Or your deepest heartbreak. Or the dream sequence from a David Lynch film. There’s a nostalgia present in Dre Babinski’s songwriting that leaves you longing for the familiarity of a bygone era – just not one you can necessarily pin down

For Nobody’s Watching, Dre worked with producer Gus Seyffert (Roger Waters, Beck) to create a sound that echoes the narrative told on Nobody’s Watching. From the sunny and observant to the dark and critical, the tone ranges from levity to paranoia through layers of analog synths and chilling strings played by Dre herself. There are moments of cinematic intensity reminiscent of a James Bond score, yet the subtle tape hiss and creaking chairs remind us that this is an album made by people. It is warm and it breathes, the same way the human touch can both soothe and suffocate.


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