Friday, April 5, 2024

Babehoven - "Ella's From Somewhere Else"

Photo by Wyndham Garnett

The New York based duo of Babehoven have a new single out that might just be their most traditionally folk song yet. "Ella's From Somewhere Else" is a somewhat ramblin' folk song that has just enough the trace elements of alt-folk to make sure this is a Babehoven song, but it's mostly just a beautiful tribute to Squirrel Flower. It's a six minute folk song built mostly on Maya Bon's vocals that never overstays its welcome. The simplicity of the song is its secret weapon. You're guaranteed to stay enamored with the song throughout its length without it making any drastic changes. "Ella's From Somewhere Else" might just be the most perfect song of the year.

Maya Bon says of her band's latest single:

I wrote ‘Ella’s From Somewhere Else’ after seeing Ella O’Conner Williams of Squirrel Flower perform last winter. When I got home from the show, I found some quiet space alone, I lit a few candles and kept the lights off. I began thinking of all the places Ella takes me in her songs. She takes me to specific memories of my childhood, she takes me into the pain, just enough so that I can keep my grounding. Ella is also the name of my childhood dog who supported me through my teens, who I think of as a best friend. I began blending the two Ella’s in the song and they morphed to have a double meaning altogether. Not only is Ella of Squirrel Flower from somewhere else, but Ella the dog is from somewhere else. They both take me to that somewhere else place together.

You can watch the video for "Ella's From Somewhere Else" below. Water's Here In You is due out April 26 on Double Double Whammy, and is available for pre-order here. For more on Babehoven, check out the artist's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the video.

5/6: Washington DC - DC9 ❁

5/7: Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right ~

5/8: Boston, MA - Rockwood %

5/10: Montreal, QC - La Sotterenea ^

5/11: Toronto, ON - The Baby G ^ 

5/13: Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club ^ ∞

5/14: Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry ^

5/15: Chicago, IL - Sleeping Village ^ ∞

5/16: Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups ^

5/17: Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe ^

5/18: Philadelphia PA - Johnny Brenda's ^

6/8: Phoenix, AZ - Linger Longer Lounge *

6/9: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *

6/10: San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop *

6/12: Portland, OR @ Polaris Hall *

6/13: Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret *

6/14: Seattle, WA @ Barboza *

6/30: Burlington, VT - Foam +

7/1: Portsmouth, NH - 3s Artspace &

7/2: Portland, ME - Space +

8/6: Troy, NY - No Fun #

❁ w/ Grocer and Aunt Katrina

~  w/ Knifeplay

%  w/ Dimitri Giannopoulos (Horse Jumper of Love) and Hello Shark

^  w/ Greg Mendez

∞  w/ Mia Joy

*  w/ Stephen Steinbrink

+ w/ Lily Seabird

& supporting Wednesday

# supporting Horse Jumper of Love

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