You don’t have to explain to any music fan that music has the power to capture and project moods, feelings, even settings in an almost magical way. This power becomes even stronger when the artists themselves set out to convey something very specific to their audience. Babatunde Doherty and Julian Randolph – better known as Baba and Jules, the duo that makes up Voices of Black – are two such artists.
While working on their album last spring with the E! Channel on mute, Baba and Jules became enraptured by superhuman supermodel, Ana Beatriz Barros. They were then inspired to create songs that “sound the way she looks.” And thus, “Plastic Dolls” was born, an album loosely inspired by New York and the modeling industry – the beauty, the hope (and loss thereof), the runway, and everything in between. Voices of Black’s beautiful yet heartbreaking release drops on the Wolf + Lamb label on January 17th, 2011.