In an age when music tends to feel rushed, shey baba is an anomaly – he takes his time. The Los Angeles born singer / songwriter / producer / multi instrumentalist decided to spend two years in relative isolation patiently making what would become his stunning debut album entitled Requiem.
“I didn’t start singing or writing songs until I was 20, but once I did I quickly realized that music was the only way I could fully express the things I needed to.” A series of difficult personal and family tribulations fueled the flames, and shey baba set out to create a labor of love and catharsis. Almost 24 months later, Requiem is complete. shey baba’s voice stands out above all, setting the tone for the cinematic and emotive sound of the album.
Since releasing his first two tracks in late 2017 (“Requiem”) and early 2018 (“Vertigo”), shey has managed to rack up over 500,000 streams across Spotify & Apple Music, while becoming a mainstay in the KCRW rotation, all with absolutely no formal promotion. shey served as direct support to Susanne Sundfør on her North American and UK/European tours. He followed these support shows with an electrifying performance at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival and then played his first headline show in Los Angeles as apart of KCRW’s Summer Nights Concert Series at the end of June 2018.
With an incredible body of work now complete, shey baba is ready to share something very special with the world. It seems shey baba himself may have summed it up best: “I feel like I’m blooming in the 11th hour.” Yes, and what has bloomed is beautiful.