Lolawolf’s new song and video for “Baby I’m Dyin” is a wonderful, if not melancholic, blend of beats and colors. Shot in NYC by director Max Basch, the video features one-half of duo Zoë Kravitz in an array of outfits and locations throughout the city. The song is the first off of Lolawolf's upcoming 2018 album, an album that was produced not only by Kravitz and Jimmy Giannopoulos but with additional production by Bekon (Kendrick Lamar and Dr. Dre).
The song perfectly portrays feelings of love and longing through the repetition of the lyric, “Baby I’m dyin' to take you home, baby I’m cryin’, so take me home.” Aside from the highly emotional and relatable lyrics, the video is “a celebration… a celebration of the culture of diversity and freedom of expression. A celebration of youth, counter-cultures and all the colors and flavors of what makes NYC a home to be proud of,” says director Basch. So while the song is definitely a love song, it can also be seen as an appreciation song for all of the unique elements that make New York City so great. (That's the power of video, folks!)
Giannopolous' processions and beats pair perfectly with Kravitz’s effortlessly airy sound. While this is Lolawolf's first full-length album since 2014, the duo has been actively appearing at festivals, like Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo, for the past few years, with Kravitz also working on several solo acting endeavors. “Baby I’m Dyin” is a colorful, wistful, and emotional experience, and we can’t wait to see what Lolawolf has in store for the rest of album. Give it a listen, below.