Shamanaid is the second album by the Dutch trio, following their calmingly first album Loves Voodoo, which is tended towards hypnotic blues and soul. Their debut in 2013 takes the audience back to the sultry south of the United States past (when racism and slavery were still a thing. Oh wait..).
MY BABY's second album Shamanaid seems to take us deeper into the swamp with rousing guitars and even more sultry and lewd vocals from Cato van Dijck. The band's sound is a unique mix of blues, funk, soul, which comes together in an even more energizing and sexy, contemporary blend for this second album; Where the last album was hypnotising in subtle guitar riffs and drums, Shamanaid shows a restless energy full of black magic and voodoo vibes, especially in songs like Seeing Red, Uprising, Mary Morgan and Remedy. The high pitched guitar melodies remind of snakelike creatures coiling around while the vocals cast powerful spells full of restless energies.
MY BABY manages to cast illusions of dark swamps and the hot south while Shamanaid is a love potion that will force you into a perspiring dance of timeless magic that will help you escape the tragedies of the real world.