by Will Lavin Contributor | Photos by Twitter

Lion Babe on Childish Gambino, 'Treat Me Like Fire' & production influences

Jillian and Lucas talk to Gigwise at Reading 2016


Lion Babe on Childish Gambino, 'Treat Me Like Fire' & production influences Photo: Twitter

Neo soul duo Lion Babe have been on the lips of industry tastemakers and fans alike for quite some time now. The New Yorkers' breakthrough hit 'Treat Me Like Fire' is still burning up mp3 players, and debut album Begin, which was released earlier this year, has also been a favourite among fans.

Taking a moment to talk to Gigwise's ill Will backstage at this year's Reading Festival, both singer Jillian Hervey and producer Lucas Goodman discuss Childish Gambino, the single 'Jump Hi' he featured on with them, and the role 'Treat Me Like Fire' had in ushering them to the forefront of the industry.

Meanwhile, Lucas discusses his production influences and where they all come from. The duo also touch upon A Tribe Called Quest and Dae Zhen's reworking of 'Treat Me Like Fire', among other things. Check it out in full below.

Will Lavin


“Music is life,” says Hip Hop Music & Lifestyle Specialist Will Lavin. A sentiment permanently inked into his skin with a full sleeve of tattooed musical icons that includes Prince, Marvin Gaye, Barry White, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson. Inspired by music at an early age and donning the name ill Will, he has written for UK publications such as Blues & Soul, Touch, Undercover, RWD, Gigwise, MOBO, Soul Culture, Time Out, and the International Business Times, as well as the American mags VIBE, XXL, King, and Complex. Interviewing names such as Chaka Khan, Akon, Kevin Hart, Ice Cube, Robin Thicke and Chris Brown - to name but a few - he was also a part of the BBC's Sound of the Year polls in 2007 and 2008 and is a music pundit for SKY News, BBC World News and Channel 5 News.

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