The Moon Baby, a driving force behind Pittsburgh's local drag scene, is gearing up to release her new EP, Barbara, and off it queer summer anthem with fellow drag star Biblegirl 666. Their collaboration, called "Pumps by the Pool," is a shoegazy dose of bedroom pop that brings together Owl City's cutesy lullaby synths with Geoffrey Paris' bratty Myspace sound--think a lo-fi "Hello Seattle" meets "Scene Kidz."
"I hate the way that you light up the room," the Moon Baby coos, with enticing, throaty vocals. "I need the dark sometimes. I don't need your light." All throughout, Biblegirl 666 drops in to deliver bitchy one-liners. "Work? No thanks, sweetie," she says mid-song. "I'll be at the cabana with your boyfriend. See you there!"
Barbara follows the Moon Baby's buzzy 2015 collaboration with pop producer Wise Blood, called "Rome." Above swirling, choppy production, the drag queen spills her alluring vocals in a way that puts less importance on lyrics and more on delivery. It's about feeling more than reasoning--drifting mindlessly down a river after dropping acid on a lazy summer afternoon.
Listen to the OUT premiere of "Pumps by the Pool," below.