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Babygirl's new single "Born With A Broken Heart" Single + Music Video Review

Written by Shauna Hilferty

Photos from Babygirl 


A Levi-wearing, oversharing, ultimately heartbreaking, single "Born With A Broken Heart” by Babygirl graced listeners’ ears this past Friday. The ballad has an old-school feel, something reminiscent of a dusty record your grandparents would keep in a box in the attic. An undiscovered treasure that begs you to find it again. 

Babygirl released “Born With A Broken Heart” following their EP Losers Weepers. Their collaboration with ELIO from the album ELIO and Friends : The Remixes was playlisted on Spotify’s “Indie Pop Playlist” along with the “sad girl starter pack” playlist, alongside artists like Taylor Swift and The 1975. This week, Babygirl will be kicking off their US tour with Jeremy Zucker that lasts until November 22, 2021. Catch them in New York at Terminal 5 on November 18, 2021. 


Wispy vocals and a single electric guitar truly allow the narrative to be the focus. The most somber part is the complacency and acceptance of these lyrics. To be “born with a broken heart” is one thing, to stay that way is another. At this point, the singer is self aware and bent, and remains this way for the duration of the song. The story is that of the mundane, further exemplified in the art direction of the music video. A blue-hued laundromat showcases the ordinary. How sad is it to think that being heartbroken is an ordinary for some. 

Babygirl released “Born With A Broken Heart” following their EP Losers Weepers. Their collaboration with ELIO from the album ELIO and Friends : The Remixes was playlisted on Spotify’s “Indie Pop Playlist” along with the “sad girl starter pack” playlist, alongside artists like Taylor Swift and The 1975. This week, Babygirl will be kicking off their US tour with Jeremy Zucker that lasts until November 22, 2021. Catch them in New York at Terminal 5 on November 18, 2021. 

"This is one of our favorite pieces of music we've ever made together. We were inspired a lot by the intimacy and simplicity of 50's and 60's country/Americana. A lot of our writing is character driven or based on some fantasy, and those are personal in a more subconscious way, but this one feels very directly personal. It's about resigning to sadness being a constant.” - Babygirl 


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