We’re always here for a good time on the dance floor and our faves Lion Babe are always happy to oblige. The New York-based duo dropped a bona fide jam in our laps with their house-influenced single “Harder” back in February. Now they’re back just in time for the summer and they’re bringing rapper BbyMutha in tow for new track “YaYa.”
On “YaYa,” the duo tap into the house vibe with a breakneck beat based on heavy kick drums, claps and hi hat that pulses along with the playful synth that helps craft the melody. With that established, singer Jillian Hervey enchants as she shouts out all the ladies, praises the strength of mothers and calls us all to shake our things on the chorus.
“YaYa / Shake it baby, oochie walla / Smash the beat like a banana / All my ladies, we hot lava,” she sings. “YaYa / Goo-goo ga-ga, I’m a mama / Pray for me, lady madonna / Drop it low ’til the sun comes out.”
BbyMutha takes her verse slow, but still manages to ride the fast-paced beat as she talks her ish, rhyming, “He want a seppy, he like the way I be repping / I’m a killa, catch a body, lil reaper, he know I’m snatchin’ / Can’t too many grip it, flip it, I’ma plan this hear revision / Only see me at night, I sparkle, I glow, I glisten.”
Lion Babe has another banger on their hands with “YaYa” and it’s sure to make its way onto many club playlists. Get into the the group’s latest jam when you press play.