On Friday, October 16 the electro pop duo, Sports, released their groovy new single, “Baby Baby.” This new release tackles an ongoing struggle with codependency and is bound to be a hit with their ever-growing fanbase.
Buddies and musical collaborators since grade school, Sports has made a name for themselves in the indie pop arena. Members Cale Chronister and Christian Theriot, who are currently split between Los Angeles and Norman, OK, started their career together in 2015. In the last half a decade, they’ve accomplished quite an extensive and successful discography together. Their first album, Naked All The Time (2015) features critically acclaimed singles, “Panama” & “You are The Right One,” and resemble the works of bands like Triathlon, Michael Seyer, and Swim Mountain. Known for their infectious and funky grooves, this new single delivers what they do best while including a message about songwriter Cale Chronister’s frustrations with his codepency struggles
Chronister explains, “It’s about a vicious cycle of not being able to comfort someone who is crying, and their crying ending up making me more upset than they are.” The cycling behaviors of searching for comfort while also trying to provide it is explored throughout the piece. The feeling of finally being able to cry with somebody else is portrayed in the emotional conclusion of the song. With inspirations of the song blooming from his early codependency with his mother, the title actually comes from one of his and his mother’s favorite songs. “The only thing my mom could do to stop it was play the song “Baby Baby” by Amy Grant super loud in the living room while she danced with me in her arms” — Chronister tells about the origins of the song title.
Listen to “Baby Baby” here: