BJ Wilbanks and Carly Gibson join forces as Gibson Wilbanks, also the title of the group’s debut project together. After releasing music separately, Wilbanks has had a successful solo career while Gibson fronts feminist rock band The Pussywillows, the couple teamed up to form a duo that combines folk, country and soul for a standout release that includes the harmonica-driven lead single “Oh Sweet Baby,” which Billboard premieres exclusively today (Nov. 19).
Gibson Wilbanks’ harmonies soar on the laidback “Oh Sweet Baby,” alongside foot-stomping rhythms and mesmerizing pedal steel accompaniment. All the while, the couple’s warm harmonies are at the forefront as they sing of a powerful love. “I’ll never leave you oh sweet baby/ I really need you here beside me ... I need your love and kindness to comfort me.”
"This song was written on a trip we took one weekend,” Wilbanks tells Billboard. “I was laying in a cabin we'd rented, and it came out of the blue as I was pickin' on Carly’s unplugged electric guitar. It felt like such an oddly familiar tune that I was compelled to record it quickly before I lost it. Whatever muse was involved, I know I felt there was something else helping me write it because I finished so fast and it felt like it had already been there, waiting to be created.”