Danish artist Winnie Raeder shares new single ‘BABY’13 March 2020
Winnie Raeder shares new single ‘BABY’, following on from last year’s critically acclaimed EP ‘From Here’ and prior single ‘She’ as well as several sold-out headline shows (including St Pancras Church and The Courtyard Theatre here in London) and a run of packed-out UK and Europe dates supporting Charlie Cunningham and Tamino. The track premiered over at Clash Magazine, deeming ‘BABY’ a “triumph of independence”, as well as a write up on the “intimate” tune at The Line Of Best Fit.
Recently announced for this year’s Great Escape Festival, Winnie will also appear at the Danish SPOT Festival plus BBC Music Introducing’s London showcase at The Lexington on March 5th. On top of that, she’ll support Benjamin Francis Leftwich at St Stephen’s Church, London on February 27th.
The self-produced ‘BABY’ is a heartfelt and deeply enthralling listen from the fast-rising artist, comprising ethereal, effect-soaked vocals, tender piano and subtle electronics teetering away beautifully away in the background; inspired just as much by the raw story-telling of Joni Mitchell as the evocative experimentations of Thom Yorke. Winnie says of the track:
“‘BABY’ is about wanting to clean your apartment because you know its not good for you to live amidst mess and disarray, but at the same time, there’s a voice in the back of your head that reminds you that’s how you’ve always lived and what you know. Throwing away some of that garbage would mean having to get rid of some of the clutter you’ve learned to love. It’s basically that, but instead of your apartment, ‘BABY’ refers to your mind. I’ve always been very interested in people and our minds – what makes us tick and behave the way that we do. I find a lot of inspiration in that.”
Now based in London but born and raised in Aabenraa, a small town tucked away in Southern Denmark, it was growing up immersed in her father’s record collection–her childhood spent against a backdrop of soul, blues and gospel–that made her see music as an intimate and crucial form of expression and story-telling. Something that she’s long-since applied to her own music. ‘BABY’ marks a first for Winnie, though; this time around opting to produce the track herself.
“I’ve always wanted to write and produce my own music and I’ve loved bringing ‘BABY’ to life. There are some brilliant female producers making music at the moment, but there aren’t enough and that’s partly because women aren’t encouraged at a young age to explore production. A lot of female producers tend to feel a sense of imposter syndrome when they write and produce their own music and that has to change.” She continues: “I love being hands-on with all of the things that I do, so producing my own stuff has always been on my mind. I haven’t done it much before, and ‘BABY’ is my first real attempt to really produce, so it took a minute to get it right as everything was quite new to me. I’ve always paid a lot of attention when I’ve been in with other producers because I knew that one day I wanted to try and do it myself, so that’s definitely helped the process.”
FEB 27 – St Stephen’s Church, London w/ Benjamin Francis Leftwich
MAR 5 – The Lexington, London
MAY 2-4 – Spot Festival, Aarhus (DK)
MAY 13-16 – The Great Escape Festival, Brighton
PRAISE FOR WINNIE RAEDER
“Musically astute while lyrically daring, Winnie’s incredible voice is dexterous while forceful, pushing each emotional point to its outermost limit” – Clash
“…the ravishing combination of her enthralling lyricism and soulfully textured voice proving to be nothing short of compelling” – Atwood Magazine
“I suspect Winnie Raeder is going to be one of my (and maybe your), favourite new artists of 2019” – Breaking More Waves
“As many of the giants in music rest in eternal sleep, I know they’ll feel assured originality and integrity is still in demand and flourishing in exciting new hands” – Scandanavian Soul