Babehoven - Demonstrating Visible Difference of Height
“She’s originally from L.A. but Maya Bon has that sad, slow, and i.m.o. distinctly Southern voice you find in Cat Power, Angel Olsen, or one of my new favorites, Kate Teague. Even when the song gets big around her, she’s got her own gravity.” — The Fader
“(Maya Bon’s) monster of a voice.” — Stereogum
Babehoven is fronted by Philadelphia via Los Angeles (via Portland) songwriter Maya Bon. She uses her songwriting as a way to process the struggles of daily existence, of familial trauma, of the processes of letting go. Her music is lyrically driven, but held together by intentionally minimalistic chord progressions. By singing songs painful in subject, though simple in sound, Babehoven rides the line of comfort and strain that is palpable to the listener.