CHICAGO’S V.V. LIGHTBODY RETURNS WITH NEW SINGLE “BABY, HONESTLY” ON ACROPHASE RECORDS
ANNOUNCING SPRING TOUR AND BROOKLYN SHOW
Less than a year after releasing her debut, Bathing Peach, Chicago’s V.V. Lightbody returns with the shimmering, dreamy, bossa-nova influenced, new single, “Baby, Honestly”, which Stereogum says “craft[s] an atmosphere that feels like the liminal space between a cocktail bar and a bedroom” replete with “glittery guitar strums, light percussion, and her deceptively sweet delivery.” This newest offering from V.V. reflects her self-anointed genre, “nap rock”. Not to be confused for being sleepy “Baby, Honestly” lulls you into a peaceful state while speaking to V.V.’s experience with a nascent desire for “sin.”
Speaking to the track V.V. says, “Baby, Honestly” is my “snake-in-the-grass” song that explores what sinning feels like as a chronic people pleaser. I wrote it at a time where I didn’t want to do what people expected of me anymore. Putting myself before others felt like the first “sin”, followed by stretching the truth and admitting that I was bored by a lover’s interests. “Baby, Honestly” is appropriately two faced: biting lyrics hidden beneath a lush and charming soundscape.“
V.V. Lightbody is the solo project of Vivian McConnell, a seasoned songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, who is also a member of, and plays in, a host of Chicago’s tight knit and thriving indie scene including Santah, Grandkids, Accessory (Jason Balla of Ne-Hi), Slow Mass, Rose Hotel, Lala Lala and more. With complex yet undeniably hummable songs, V.V. has been floating in the Chicago music world for a minute, though between her debut album, new songs coming through Nashville’s Acrophase Records and big plans for the year ahead V.V. Lightbody is one to watch.
V.V. Lightbody Spring Tour Dates
May 14th – Chicago, IL – Sleeping Village
May 16th – Louisville, KY – House Show
May 17th – Nashville, TN – Radio Cafe
May 18th – Lafayette, IN – House Show
May 24th – Kalamazoo, MI – Civil House
June 10th – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right*
* – With Cassandra Jenkins
Acrophase Records is a Nashville based label services company founded in 2015 by Dan Asip and George Seay. The label was started in a college dorm with the vision of creating a unique source of music while serving the artists on their roster in a non-traditional fashion. Their catalog includes the artists Ginger Root, V.V. Lightbody, Berta Bigtoe, Blake Ruby, among others.