This is Video of the Week from Wales Arts Review. We’ll be showcasing some of the best art in Wales with a new video shared every week. From music to drama and everything in between, videos will not be limited by medium. This week we’re taking a look at the new music video ‘Werewolf at Night’ by Sweet Baboo, released today.
Sweet Baboo, aka Stephen Black, returns this week with his latest video and music release, ‘Werewolf at Night’. It’s been a busy year so far for Sweet Baboo, with his seventh studio album Wreckage released earlier in 2023 and a six-date tour planned for September.
Striking a reflective tone, ‘Werewolf at Night’ is preoccupied with the mental jumble that age brings, the years pancaking memory on top of memory and challenge of worrying a lot less about things imagined and forgotten. It’s a gentle, but poignant, message from a musician now enjoying his fifteenth year as a recording artist. Drawing on his wider network, Black also invited Boy Azooga’s Davey Newington (drums), H Hawkline (bass), Group Listening band mate, Paul Jones (synths) and BBC Radio 2 Folk Award-nominated singer-songwriter, Georgia Ruth (vocals, harp and recorder) onto the recording for “Werewolf At Night”.
“’Werewolf at Night’ was called ‘Memories’, but that sounds too much like a West End show” says Black, “It’s a song about real memories, mis-remembered memories and made-up memories. Eventually they all get mixed up anyway. It reminded me of a Serge Gainsbourg or Lee Hazelwood song, so we evoked the sounds of their records, with a splash of eighties keyboards for good measure.”
‘Werewolf at Night’ is available from today. For more information about Sweet Baboo’s upcoming tour, visit his website.