Maybe Babs Shares “Simple Life,” A Story Of Lost Friendship

*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Front Porch Publicity*

Maybe Babs shares “Simple Life,” a story of lost friendship
“Hayward’s hushed vocals and heartfelt, vividly evocative storytelling — joined by that mournful pedal steel — radiate an aching uncertainty and palpable sorrow that make this one a fitting lament for such a heartbreaking loss,” – GORILLA VS. BEAR

STREAM: Maybe Babs – “Simple Life”

RIYL: Phoebe Bridgers, Big Thief, Soccer Mommy

“In March of 2020, just before the great pause, I had the opportunity to be a part of a singer songwriter residency at the Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity,” said songwriter Babette Hayward (she/her). 

“I was given a hut to write in where I sat looking out the window at grazing elk and the rocky mountains on the horizon,” she said. “One evening, a few days in, I sat down and wrote this song in full. It’s not often that a song comes to me this easily, but the memories were so vivid in my mind that the song came out almost fully formed. A few days later, I was in the studio recording it with the formidable Banff house band and producer Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, Basia Bulat, U.S. Girls), who all truly made the song what it is.” 

“This is a story of a long lost friend who vanished from her life, but still exists somewhere else. It’s about losing a part of yourself without warning and spending the years after searching places and faces for this missing piece.” 

Taking her name from an old email address, self proclaimed “Appalachian emo” Maybe Babs shares her debut singles via Outside Smoke, an independent flexi-disc singles club based in Montréal. Formerly of Vogue Dots, formerly of Babette Hayward and always of singing Sarah McLachlan covers, Maybe Babs writes songs about never being wanted by anyone. 

RIYL: Phoebe Bridgers, Big Thief, Soccer Mommy

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Praise for MAYBE BABS:

“Maybe Babs writes songs ‘about never being wanted by anyone'” and this first transmission really drives home all of the yearning and dreamy melancholy that heartbreaking sentiment entails in softly devastating fashion,” – GORILLA VS BEAR

“Reminiscent of artists like Phoebe Bridgers and Soccer Mommy, Maybe Babs’ melancholic and wistful sound is a perfect tune for a cozy fall day, a late night drive, or a midday break to think back on past missteps,” – Dusty Organ

“’The track’s heartbreaking topic is “about never being wanted by anyone” and it follows suite with plenty of emotion and melancholy seeped deep within its sound, feeling raw and honest as all the best songs in the genre do,”  We All Want Someone To Shout For

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