Baby is the sultry new video from rising star of the pop world Madison Beer. She’s an artist we’ve been following here at York Calling since she hit our radar through her track Home With You back in 2018.
By Graeme Smith
Feature photo by Bethany Vargas
Over the past couple of years, Madison has become a big name among certain demographics, especially in her native USA. Outside of her music, fans of RuPaul’s Drag Race may recognise her from her appearance in their limited series of celebrity makeover specials that aired earlier this year.
Watching the video for her new track Baby, I couldn’t help but wonder if that experience had made a lasting impact on her. She exhibits such confidence and power that I wondered if she was channeling her inner drag queen.
Video aside, Baby is a sexy, sultry and most of all catchy track. Delicate R&B verses trade blows with soaring choruses. The addition of the harp gives the track a dreamlike feel and for me invoked the sound of Aaliyah, just a smidge.