Bibi Bourelly’s rise as one of today’s most talked-about performers and in-demand songwriters takes a step forward with her new live EP, BOY (IN STUDIO). The 4-song EP of live studio recordings – with each track accompanied by a video – features three titles first heard on Bibi’s Free The Real: Part #2 EP (“Untitled,” “Flowers,” and “Poet”), and one brand new composition (“Sunshine”).
“Sunshine” – http://vevo.ly/khibLa
“Poet” – http://vevo.ly/PzbJzr
“Flowers” – http://vevo.ly/2gssn8
“Untitled” – http://vevo.ly/1FZ3BT
As the title suggests, BOY (IN STUDIO) delves into relationships through the prism of Bibi’s life, in and out of the spotlight. For each track, she shares anecdotes and insights. Fans have been treated to a preview of the live EP format during Bibi’s recent run of festival dates at Lollapalooza, Bumbershoot, and Osheaga (and upcoming at Austin City Limits, Voodoo, and Music Midtown) and in other select markets, where Bibi has hosted intimate live studio sessions that replicate the feel of BOY (IN STUDIO).
Bibi, subject of a major page 1 Arts profile in the New York Times in May 2016, continues to grow after TV appearances on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, CBS’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Late Late Show with James Corden, the BET Awards, as well as features in major magazines such as Interview, Elle, Glamour, Billboard, Essence, The Fader, and many more.
Tastemakers praised Bibi’s debut EP Free The Real: Part #1 (May 2016), with “Sally,” “Ego,” “Riot,” “Guitar” (featuring Bibi’s father, prolific jazz and Black Rock Coalition guitarist Jean-Paul Bourelly), and “What If.” Free The Real: Part #2 arrived in November, but was preceded by the summer release of “Perfect” featuring fellow Def Jam musician-producer Earl St. Clair. In conjunction with the debut of “Perfect” on Colbert, Bibi teamed up with the visionary Sid Lee Collective and German studio Unfun to deliver a celestially inspired online experience that is a nostalgic homage to the original Love Calculator.
In between the two EP releases, Bibi kicked off her month-long, 19-city North American “Free The Real Tour” in September, the first headlining tour of her career. She returned in May-June 2017 on the 20-city “Do What I Want Tour” of the U.S. with Lil Uzi Vert.