Baby Velvet is delivering one heck of a sparkling, rhinestone-encrusted, emotional gut-punch on her debut solo album Please Don’t Be In Love With Someone Else.
You may know singer-songwriter Hannah Croft from the years she has spent as one quarter of indie-folk group All Our Exes Live In Texas. Touring the world together, the band’s debut When We Fall reached #6 on the ARIA charts, won an ARIA for Best Blues and Roots Album, they also supported the Backstreet Boys, sung on Kesha’s Grammy-nominated album Rainbow, and travelled across the USA with Midnight Oil.
But when the pandemic hit, following an almost-decade of non-stop touring, All Our Exes had to hit pause, and that opened up a new opportunity.
Now, with her new solo project Baby Velvet, Croft is turning her creative focus inwards and stepping out on her own.
We were first introduced to Baby Velvet in 2021 with debut single ‘Call Me’. Bounding in a blaze of vintage sequinned glory and ‘60s girl group production, the track – reflecting on those stretches of time where your mental health needs to you tap out for a while – was the perfect introduction for what was to come.
Halfway through 2022, and we have Baby Velvet’s debut record – the gorgeous Please Don’t Be In Love With Someone Else. Across its 10 tracks, Croft reflects on the complexities of love and the ache of love lost, navigating life, family, and adulthood, and everything that comes with it.
The record is an honest and open inward reflection, of her heartbreaks and repeated mistakes, self-doubt, and mental health. But throughout its journey, despite the album’s vulnerability and emotional weight, there is also an unmistakable thread of hope and resilience in every soaring harmony and heart-wrenching beat.
While travelling some people collect postcards or fridge magnets, for Hannah Croft, her favourite tour souvenirs are the tattoos on her body – each representing a different place, time, person, or memory.
To celebrate the release of her debut album Please Don’t Be In Love With Someone Else, Baby Velvet (Hannah Croft) shares with us her tattoo tour diary.
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Baby Velvet takes us through her tattoo tour diary: