Electronic artist BABii has shared the music video for her single ‘Beast’. Made entirely in her bedroom while in quarantine, the video features BABii alongside shots of celestial imagery as it appears she is controlling the weather.
In a statement, BABii explained the inspiration behind the video:
“Somehow this whole EP has become all about my childhood and this video which I made entirely by myself in my bedroom ended up being based on a lie that I told when I was in primary school. I didn’t have a Mum growing up so I used to tell everyone that my mum was Mother Nature, that’s why my name was Daisy and I could control the weather, and that I would go to secret weather meetings in an abandoned bread factory. Totally unbelievable, I know. Anyways one sunny day in year 3, loads of kids started trying to make me prove it, and knowing that it wasn’t true, I closed my eyes and tighten my fists, and to my surprise the sky darkened and the heaviest rain poured from the sky. I felt like a 7 year old god.”
‘Beast’ is taken from BABii’s latest EP, iii. The song was produced by Kai Whiston, her collaborator in the GLOO collective also featuring Iglooghost. According to BABii, the song is about “being far away from someone but still feeling emotionally close to them, and realising the opposite could be much worse, being in close proximity to someone but emotionally feeling distant from them.”