Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Welsh Wednesday #64

#64: Darlin' If You Think My Songs Are Fun, Then Darlin' You Are Wrong by Sweet Baboo

Stephen Black - aka Sweet Baboo - is a resident of Cardiff, but hails originally from the North Wales village of Trefriw. His idiosyncratic songs have earned him a reputation as one of the nation's finest and most original artists. He's been releasing music now for nearly 12 years, but it's only in the last three or four years he's gained recognition further across the UK.

His fifth album, 'The Boombox Ballads' was released back in the summer and is probably his strongest yet, but the two that immediately preceded it were both nominated for the Welsh Music Prize. He has worked with Cate Le Bon, H. Hawkline, Teleman, Euros Childs, Gruff Rhys, The Pictish Trail, Tender Prey and a host of other current indie luminaries. A very in-demand fella indeed.

Today's tune comes from Sweet Baboo's second album 'Hello Wave' from 2009. Guaranteed it'll be stuck in your head for a while after.

1 comment:

  1. Sweet Baboo is capable of pulling off that difficult trick of being able to move you to tears and make you smile all in the space of one song, a rare gift he shares with a couple of those artists he's worked with. A formidable talent.