criibaby invites listeners to look deeper within themselves through her genre-bending, intimate songwriting. jazz-influenced chord progressions and satisfyingly ASMR-like, heavily sidechained “found sounds” style percussion lead up to immersive drops that bring you in and hold you in a warm embrace. drawing upon neo soul, lofi, jazz, and alternative aesthetics to form something entirely her own, criibaby’s intricate layers of delicate, emotional vocals and emotionally bare lyricism come together to form a new kind of introspective sonic escapism.
using a unique songwriting method she describes as possessing “no names, no genders, only the feelings, only the bare truths,” her songs contain only lyrics without binary pronouns, written from an openly queer perspective in a conscious effort to create more inclusive music. she's proud to have been featured in billboard, BBC sounds, spotify’s fresh finds, KCRW, POPSUGAR, them, & more.
criibaby is inspired by brilliantly sad music like thom yorke, phoebe bridgers, and portishead. “letting go of my negative emotions through cathartic songwriting feels empowering as i reclaim the internalized hurt and embarrassment of always being called 'too emotional.' if brian eno made music for airports, i make music for crying. that’s just who i am.” - criibaby
critics are saying:
“Dreamy... If you're looking for a new jam to add to your romantic playlists, look no further.” - BILLBOARD
“Beautifully harmonized vocals and endearing lyrics.” - POPSUGAR
“Infectious beats, outstanding musicality, and a refreshingly inclusive message of love.” - EARMILK
“A lush and sweet neo-soul EP from an intentionally gender-neutral perspective from San Francisco's Criibaby.” - Bandcamp’s New & Noteworthy Editors
“A proud champion of the LGBTQ+ creator community, the US-based artist has one goal - redefining inclusive music and she has absolutely done that. Inspired by jazz and neo-soul legends like Erykah Badu, Jill Scott and Corinne Bailey Rae, Criibaby is undoubtedly someone following [in] their steps.” - Stereofox