Chatting to Miss Baby Sol is like chatting to a friend you’ve known for years. Her smile is infectious, her view towards life is nothing but positive and she’s one of the nicest people you’ll ever come across. She’s also ridiculously talented when it comes to music and unlike many out there, she’s all for putting her talents to good as opposed to evil.
As of December 2011, Miss Baby Sol released a song called ‘She Cries’. It’s on my EP which came out at the beginning of 2011; it’s an independent self release – well, with the aid of my marvellous management company ‘Scarlet Air’ – which comes with 3 remixes all for £1.29.” WHAT. A. BARGAIN.
But here’s the best bit: “all proceeds go to Amnesty International.”
See, I told you this girl was all about the good…
“It’s a special one for me as it was inspired by the Rwandan genocide; a genocide which the Democratic Republic of Congo has inherited from it’s neighbour. I come from DRC so it’s pretty personal.”
Despite being talented beyond words, it’s fair to say that Baby hasn’t let any of her success – she’s a backing vocalist for the likes of Paloma Faith and Rebecca Ferguson, featured on DJ Ironik’s debut album, performed with Tinchy Stryder, worked with Lazy Habits and Rox, collaborated with Stinkahbell, performed at Glastonbury as a solo artist and rocked so many other achievements (we’d be here for years if I listed every single one) – go to her head. That’s why ‘She Cries’ couldn’t have come from a more appropriate person.
“The story behind ‘She Cries’ is about a woman who, after a world of pain, manages to smile and live on. The message in it for me is one of gratitude. I’m grateful for my life and the fact that I know it could be so much worse than I sometimes like to believe it is.” We should all take note right now. “I am clothed, I have a roof over my head, I’m not starving and nobody is trying to hurt me right now; things we can all take for granted. The kind of suffering described in the song can happen anywhere in the world. The song itself happened to be inspired by a documentary I watched on the Rwandan Genocide where these two young girls talked about their escape from death. It made me see how lucky I am and it made me sad that we aren’t all that lucky.”
Born into a family of musicians (her parents were in a band together), music runs through Baby’s veins like blood. It’s a long standing passion and one that she’s using to bring not only good, but gratitude as well, to those lucky enough to be graced with her vocal talents. That’s why Amnesty International is being promoted throughout the promotion of ‘She Cries’:
“People dying because of injustice is always relevant. Amnesty International are there to speak for those who otherwise wouldn’t have a voice.”
“I also contributed to a compilation called ‘Untold Songs’ earlier in the year, curated by an artist called ‘Oui C’est Belle’ for Amnesty. It just felt right considering the song’s content and it’s birthplace – they’re also working in the Congo at the moment. Their website is here: http://www.amnesty.org.uk/news_details.asp?NewsID=19619“.
If this hasn’t made you at least a tiny bit speechless, or made you think just how much we take for granted as a society, than I’m seriously worried about your health. I urge you to buy Miss Baby Sol’s EP and check out ‘She Cries’ – not just because you’ll be a much better for it, but because there’s a message that we all need to hear.
Also, once you’ve bought and listened to that, I strongly recommend listening to Miss Baby Sol, because this girl is gonna be huge.
Amnesty International Website ::: http://amnesty.org.uk/