Exclusive Premiere: DJ-Producer GoodMostlyBad’s Wavy New Breakup Single ‘Baby’
The India-born, Doha-based DJ-producer talks to us about her debut EP, made entirely during the lockdown
Featuring clever editing that include cats and a beach visit, Doha-based, India-bred DJ-producer GoodMostlyBad aka Gurmehar Bedi’s new video for the vulnerable yet empowering song “Baby” was captured over “a million Zoom calls” with Chennai-based filmmaker Roy Dipankar.
A radio host and producer who started out in 2017 in the professional DJ space after she was invited to host at a friend’s bar, Bedi will release her debut five-track EP Baby on September 18th. Created entirely during lockdown, the artist still says she knew DJing and producing was her calling during the last three years. “The EP is a result of eight months of hard work, learning and a whole lot of unlearning. I was forced to confront a lot of my unresolved feelings and these songs are an expression of those emotions,” she says in a statement.
Featuring decayed and languid synth work over subtle beats, “Baby” also features Bedi’s plaintive retelling of a toxic situation that she’s finally extracted herself from. Also producing music under the moniker GMB sometimes, Bedi says this forthcoming project is the outcome of focusing all her post-breakup energy into her art and self-improvement.
In the video for “Baby,” Bedi is seen on a day out at the beach as well as indoors, with a visual splicing of footage of cats by editor Sarang Aigalikar. Roy, who has previously worked on videos for hip-hop artists such as demontheycalltroy and his feature documentary Extreme Nation, says, “Knowing Mehar for years, this video was a thrill to attempt — the freedom in the feral, the hedonism in dystopia, the decadence of love and longing, leading to an ultimate emancipation of GoodMostlyBad on her debut EP.”
With the EP out next week, Bedi says there might just be more visual content coming out to support the release. Additionally, there’s a new record label and community geared towards conscious hip-hop music that Bedi is working on with friends and collaborators. “We intend to drop a compilation album early next year,” she says.
Watch the video for “Baby” below. The EP ‘Baby’ is available to stream here.