Meet Lion Babe: 6 Things You Need To Know About Music’s Hottest New Duo

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  • Lion Babe is not a one woman show, you may be surprised to learn. Soul's coolest new act is a duo, comprised of lead singer Jillian Hervey and Lucas Goodman on keys. And they're a Pharrell-approved duo, at that.

    Forget all thoughts of naff twosomes past (PJ and Duncan, we’re looking at you), this New York pair are set to take our summer by storm with their smooth electro sound and fierce new image.

    Here’s what you need to know about the new music stars everyone’s talking about…

    They’re Teaming Up With Pharrell
    Jillian’s Hair Is Roarsome
    Is it full of secrets? You can probably guess where Lion Babe gets its name from. Front woman Jillian Hervey has been visiting the same hairdresser since she was a teen and now her epic mane has become the group’s honorary third member. Throwing it around on stage is a favourite pastime (well you would, wouldn’t you) but combing it into shape before shows is surely an effort and a half…
    (Image: Jillian Hervey, Instagram)

    Their Sound Is Ideal
    Jillian’s Mum Is Vanessa Williams
    As in Whilhelmina from Ugly Betty! As in Save The Best For Last! Performing is in Jillian’s genes, as evidenced in her efforts to be an all-round singing, dancing, visual concept-ing star.
    (Image: Lion Babe’s Jillian Hervey with mum Vanessa Williams)

    They’re Going To Be Fashion’s New Darlings…
    Jillian’s already been spotted at IT girl-heavy parties for Fendi, RayBan and Art Basel – where she put on a signature sassy performance in a fringed leotard and patent moon boots. We can totally see that mane stealing focus on a designer billboard, or taking up several seats on a PFW front row. Rihanna, she’s coming right for ya.
    (Image: Lion Babe’s Jillian Hervey (left) and Lucas Goodman (right) at Fendi’s New York party)

    They’re About To Go On A UK Tour
    Catch Lion Babe for yourself from 19th-24th May in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol. For ticket information, visit Song Kick.
    (Image: Jillian Hervey, Instagram)

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