Alternative singer/songwriter BabyJake continues to master his eccentric, yet distinctive, alt-rock sound with his new anthem “Do I Fit In Your Shoes?” out now. The song is accompanied by the official video out today.
On the genre-bending record, written and co-produced by BabyJake, old school cellphone ringtones, handclaps and a gospel choir collide in between tight raps and a funky high-register hook. “Do I Fit In Your Shoes?” embodies BabyJake’s growth in songwriting and production, his progression as an alternative artist and ultimately hints at much more to come from this dynamic musical chameleon.
Of the inspiration behind the song, BabyJake says, “I started writing this song over a year ago when I was going through a hard time. I felt misunderstood as an artist by a lot of the people around me, including my label. I was 19 when I wrote my first hit ‘Cigarettes on Patios,’ and people just expected that same shit from me over and over. I’ve grown up and evolved a lot as a person since then, and so has my music. This song is about that feeling and getting through it. I’m happier now, and things have changed. I feel like I have a great team around me, and we’re all super excited for the new music that’s coming.”
In the visual, BabyJake plays both himself, a young musician on the rise, and a satirical version of a money-hungry music industry executive, but his dinner meeting takes a turn as he realizes he’s not being understood as an artist. The video features an electric performance of the bouncy alternative record by BabyJake. BabyJake co-created the concept for the video alongside director-duo Reggie. (Dillon Francis, Meghan Trainor, Yung Gravy).