Songbroker Song of the Day : Sal Valentine & the Babyshakes - Just Another Lover
Sal Valentine and The Babyshakes is populated by ten accomplished musicians from as diverse a selection of backgrounds as one could hope for - Pop, Hip-hop, Jazz, Punk, Classical, Hard Rock. The band format is modelled on the early ensembles fronted by Ray Charles: Two female singers and Valentine sharing lead duties and lush harmonies, with support from a roaring quartet of horns and an aggressive, organic rhythm section featuring double bass, piano/organ and drums.
The band released their eponymous debut at the end of 2013 to rapturous applause from critics and fans alike.
A follow up to their dynamic debut album, 'Live at No. 10 South Street' is a collaboration between The Babyshakes and the proprietors of the of '10 South Street' - an open studio space and venue that burned brightly in the Newton and K Rd community during it's short lease.
"Just Another Lover" is a track from the band's latest offering, the Church EP featuring the stunning standout vocals of Babyshakes' Siobhan Leilani and Chelsea Prastiti. "Just Another Lover" was written in 2013 after Valentine navigated a string of disappointing romantic encounters. The honest, tongue and cheek nature of the lyrics offers a refreshing change from the standard 'declaration-of-love' trope suffered by most pop music.