Roots-rock/reggae-inspired group, Baby Boy & the Earthly Delights have released their single, “What U Want (Aint What U Need)”.
The single immediately grabs the listener’s attention with its bumping trumpet blare and bluesy guitar lick only to be met by the mesmerizing vocals of Baby Boy. Together with his band of virtuosos, Baby Boy sings of a coming revolution from our current generation of greed.
The track starts off as a standard reggae roots anthem with a feel-good message but quickly morphs into a jam featuring an Ennio Morricone-styled spaghetti Western trumpet interlude.
Check out “What U Want (Aint What U Need)” below, and find out more about the group via our Five Questions With segment.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
We are Baby Boy & the Earthly Delights – a roots/rock and reggae-inspired group threading myth and fable into a fresh sound & story for Canada’s music scene today.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
Our music is inspired by the artists that have come before, particularly, Toots & the Maytals, Fela Kuti, and Ernest Raglin. Our story and lyrics are inspired by the myths and mirage of history with the true and the fictitious musings of life.
We are storytellers, as much as musicians.
How have you been keeping creative during the Pandemic?
We’ve been recording our upcoming Self-Titled Debut EP.
Baby Boy has been writing short stories and a script for a children’s show.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
Day by Day would be a good start. It’s a message that is applicable to many different situations, and especially now, for anyone feeling the weight of each day, trying to make it through this pandemic.
It’s hard to heed the words on your own, so I encourage anyone going through a hard time right now to listen to the song and hear the lyrics as they say, “For every rock, there’s a stepping stone.”
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
Travis Matthews is a great folk artist from Edmonton in the same vein as Paul Simon. VISSIA is a great electro-pop artist a-la Robyn. And I absolutely love Halluci Nation (formerly A Tribe Called Red) for being able to bring Pow-Woww music to the masses, and do so in a 21st century way.
Each of these artists provides a mood, which is when music becomes memorable.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.