After the success of her debut EP, Ego Sun, Fire Rising in 2020, East London songwriter Baby Pink presents her uplifting summer banger ‘Peace Of Mind’.
Produced by Luton-based producer Hurricane, who caught the attention of Timbaland during his lockdown Beatclub streams on Twitch, the track narrates Baby Pink’s own personal growth and healing. Lyrically, she asserts her desire to only surround herself with healthy fulfilling relationships in her journey towards peace of mind, as she sings, “I don’t do games I only want love and peace. I pay no mind if you’re draining my energy. I will end up right where I’m supposed to be.”
Tell us about the story of your act
I’m Baby Pink, I’m an alternative r&b artist based in East London and I tell stories through songs
What is the message behind your art?
Behind everything I write and create is a message of empowerment – I feel I can be my most honest and reflective through my music which helps me grow as a person through creativity. I write to empower myself and hopefully in the process I can empower others to live in their truth and embrace their authentic selves
What are some sources of inspiration for your lyrics and storytelling?
Everything I write comes from a real life experience – I often write lyrics as I’m going through a certain stage in my life and later the lyrics turn into songs when I’ve had a chance to process what’s going on. I write a lot about love, romantic love, sisterhood, platonic love and my journey towards self love.
Who is an artist that you look up to more than others today?
Lizzo – I think she’s so cool, she’s not only talented, she’s also intelligent and hardworking and takes a stand on important issues. I think she’s a really good role model for women in the industry
All time favorite record?
Everybody’s Free – Quindon Tarver
Tell us about your latest release and how it came about.
I wrote Peace of Mind during the second UK lockdown, when I was struggling with self doubt and feeling as if I were running out of time to achieve all I wanted. The song started as a set of positive manifestations to motivate and remind me not to rush my creativity and to trust the process. I was lucky enough to work with Hurricane who is an incredible producer from Luton, as soon as he sent me the instrumental I knew that the manifestations I had been writing would work perfectly over the beat, so it didn’t take long for the song to come together!
You seem to be fusing several musical genres. What inspires your sound?
I feel like my sound changes every month haha – I’m always being inspired by different artists, genres and sounds and my playlist switches up so quickly which is why I feel like my sound is always changing. I’ll always be based in rnb, but im also inspired by hip hop, electronica, neo-soul, UK garage and afrobeats. At the moment I’ve been banging out Doja Cat’s album Planet Her. I’ve got a session tomorrow which will probably be influenced by that album so expect some Doja inspired music soon
What excites you the most about what you do?
The feeling I get when people tell me that my music has meant something to them or helped them through a hard time is so priceless. Being able to connect with other people is definitely the most exciting part about creating for me
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I’d love to be travelling and working with more international artists – as long as I’m still creating and always learning from new people, experiences and places then I’m content
Your style is very original and elaborate. How do you take care of your aesthetics?
Thank you! My aesthetics are very important to me so I always work with people I trust when it comes to visuals/styling etc. The Peace of Mind video was shot and directed by one of my best friends Cecilia Corzo. It was really important to me having someone I love and trust and who inspires me as the backbone of the video’s creative direction. Working with her I knew that my creative vision would be executed exactly how I wanted.
What was the most daunting moment in your career so far?
Trying to stay afloat during a global pandemic as an independent artist whilst also working as a key worker was definitely the most stressed and uncertain I’ve been about my career in music. Life was really tough for creatives throughout 2020 and we’re still feeling the effects, but I’m grateful to be coming out the other side of things (hopefully) and to have more creative opportunities now – performing live/ in person sessions etc.
What is the best advice you’ve ever gotten?
Don’t compare yourself and be patient. It sounds cliche but it’s so true. It’s so important as a woman in music to not compare myself to others success and to trust that I will achieve my own success in my own time. I will end up right where I’m supposed to be
Where do you think the next game-changer will be in the music industry and entertainment scene?
I’m hoping that the rise of independent artists will really shake up the industry in the next few years – I think the pandemic has taught a lot of artists self sufficiency and I’m hoping that that will mean we will start seeing change in the levels of success that independent artists hopefully becoming more equal to the success of artists with label backing.