Meet Sir Babygirl: Pop Music’s Much Needed Queer
Is there a relationship between your queer identity and your music?
Identity comes through every artist’s work whether directly or indirectly. I’m a big fan of intense and direct communication, so I figured I would cut to the chase with a name like Sir Babygirl and lay it all out on the table as simply and as messily as possible.
My genderqueer identity is rooted in extremes. I feel a very strong pull to the opposite sides of the gender spectrum as both a girl and a boy (and I love to see what comes out of the overlap). My voice is inherently very high and feminine and I’m always interested in exploring ways in which I can lean into that, and other ways with production that I can offset and play off of it. Androgyny is my love language.
What’s your latest project?
I’m extremely excited about the debut of my lead single, “Flirting with Her”! It’s been my dream for quite some time to make an explicitly G-A-Y ass pop song to center and celebrate lesbian & bi women. Queer women can never get enough shine!
What is next for you? Do you have any hopes, dreams, plans you are excited about?
My debut album “Crush on Me” drops in February. I’m planning tour dates and I hope to keep the world of SBBG breathing and running off glitter fumes for years to come. There are a lot of artists I dream about collaborating with—especially women in pop like Charli XCX, Rina Sawayama, SOPHIE, Grimes, the list could go on forever as there are so many talented women and queers in music. Our power is growing! Also, I would love to work with Ty Dolla $ign — shoutout to one of the best songwriters in the game right now, truly!
What or who inspires you?
I’m inspired by girls and NBs and bi men who flirt with me. :)
Also, Helga G Pataki, Jesse McCartney, Gerard Way from My Chemical Romance, TRL-era boy bands and girl groups are all big beauty icons to me.
What was your first “makeup moment” and what do you wear today?
My first “makeup moment” was an attempt at a smokey eye at age 5 that turned out exactly how you would imagine it! I love a good full hot clown beat, but my day-to-day is typically a femme tomboy look—bushy ass brows, flushed cheeks, and Justin Bieber lashes to wink at all the girls with.
I do feel like overall I love playing with heightened masculinity and adding femininity on top. I gotta rep my Futch identity!!!