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Hanover-raised Sir Babygirl Releases Debut Album

May 17, 2019 08:06PM ● By Kevin

Picture provided by the Valley News

Sir Babygirl, otherwise known as Kelsie Hogue, released her debut album, Crush on Me, at the end of February, and has been developing a following during her six-city tour, which concludes in Brooklyn on June 25, in celebration of Pride Month.

Hogue, 26, was born in Silicon Valley and moved to Hanover at age 7, where she grew up, eventually attending Boston University’s School of Theater, and transplanted to Brooklyn.

According to her record label, Father/Daughter Records’ website, she returned home and converted her childhood bedroom into a makeshift studio. “Little by little, she applied her sharpening musical tools to emerging past selves, childhood traumas, and a joyous curiosity for herself,” the website says. Her experience culminated in an anthology of her life experiences and musings, drawing inspiration from pop stars Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Whitney Houston, as well as pop culture influences, such as Charli XCX, Hole, Hey Arnold!, and Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!

She brands her music as “bubblegum pop made by a gay for the gays,” with hopes of her genre being free of boundaries and the gender binary. The debut album contains nine tracks, including two reprise pieces and an outro. It is best known for “heels” and “Flirting With Her,” the former setting Sir Babygirl, the protagonist, as a bewildered, bisexual Cinderella bailing on the ball, and the latter a difficult journey through the agony and enjoyment of flirting in the LGBT community.

The tour began in January at Brighton Music Hall in Boston, and spanned Portsmouth, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, and Austin. She was featured in Rolling Stone Magazine this month. “In concert, Sir Babygirl injects her show with humor by chopping up bits of songs by Avril Lavigne and Vanessa Carlton and spinning them into comedy gold,” the article says.

The Valley News also featured Hogue, in a March story, concluding, “Hogue herself now needs no one’s permission to be a weirdo. Her budding success speaks for itself.”

For more information on Hogue’s history and her album, visit fatherdaughterrecords.com/artists/sir-babygirl

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