This track, titled “Life is Furniture” was crafted during an improvisational recording session in November 2023.

“This piece is lyrically in two parts; the first part was inspired by my love/hate relationship with flat packs and it seemed a good metaphor for how I see the world. The second part was a response to the hellishness of the UK’s austerity “plan” of the past 13 years. Then the piece morphed into my love of nature and rooks in particular and how they help to keep me sane. I followed the rhythms the band gave me, and the song has a cyclical, mantra feel whilst employing (at the start) a misleadingly pleasing jazz vocal. Caught you there, ha-ha. Happy listening.”

Recorded live at BABALKastel 
Mixed by Rob Williams & Karen Langley

All music composed by Rob Williams
All lyrics and vocal arrangements by Karen Langley

Capturing 21st-century angst with Karen Langley’s incisive lyrics, BABAL delivers a genre-defying performance, blending haunting guitars with Jon Sharp’s drums and guest musicians. Their offbeat, dystopian perspective draws comparisons to Talking Heads, Zappa, and others. Praised across the UK and Europe, they’ve also provided live soundtracks for Alternative Cinema. Karen Langley’s vocals, paired with Rob Williams’ blistering guitars, traverse existential landscapes with ease. BABAL seamlessly transitions between dark and dazzling, improvisation and political satire, showcasing virtuosity and raw power. Together, they create a presence unmatched in the music scene.

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