Lion Babe Talk Being in Famous Company, Their Debut Album, and Their Obsession with “Cha Cha” by D.R.A.M.

Find out more about Lion Babe and how they've captured the attention of Pharrell, Childish Gambino, Jay Z, and more.

Rarely is a band’s first song a hit, but such was the case with Lion Babe.

Composed of singer Jillian Hervey, Vanessa Williams’ daughter, and producer Lucas Goodman, who goes by Astro Raw, Lion Babe is a left-of-center R&B duo. They’ve been on the scene for a little over a year, but have already logged studio time with big names such as Pharrell, Childish Gambino, and Mark Ronson, and have captured the attention of Jay Z, who included them in his summer playlist on Tidal.

Lion Babe released their self-titled EP in December and are working on their debut studio album, details of which remain minimal. Jillian and Lucas say that they don’t have a name or a release date for it — yet, but that they plan to drop new singles off of the album soon. Check out our Q&A with Jillian and Lucas below, and find out what they had to say about their breakout hit “Treat Me Like Fire,” working with major names early on in their careers, and D.R.A.M.’s infectious song “Cha Cha.”

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