There’s child pop stars getting into music at a young age and then there’s this unborn baby who has already recorded their debut album.
We’ve heard about kids getting into the music world at a ridiculously young age, as well as parents who play music to their unborn child in the hopes that hours of Mozart will result in their kid will pop out of the womb as a prodigy.
But now things have taken a wild 180 degree turn because rather than playing music to an unborn baby, an unborn baby has somehow managed to record her debut album from within her mother’s womb.
Talk about setting the bar ridiculously high for every single kid out there.
The baby, named Luca Yupanqui, is the unborn child of Psychic Ills bassist Elizabeth Hart and Lee “Scratch” Perry collaborator Iván Diaz Mathé, and she recorded her upcoming debut album, fittingly titled Sounds Of The Unborn, with the help of technology.
In a press release about the project (via Pitchfork), Sounds Of The Unborn was recorded over five hour-long sessions involving “biosonic MIDI technology” attached to Hart’s stomach, which transcribed lil’ baby Luca’s in utero movements into music notes that were then sent to synthesisers.
While parental interference is a big thing when it comes to young pop stars and the like, Hart and Mathé tried to stay out of it as much as possible as the soon-to-be parents “edited and mixed the results of the sessions, respecting the sounds as they were produced, trying to intervene as little as possible, allowing Luca’s message to exist in its raw form.”
So what exactly does the music of an unborn baby sound like?
Well going off the first single off Sounds Of The Unborn, ‘V4.3 pt.2’, it’s an eerie mixture of synth noises, bells, electronic beats, and an echoing pulse that sounds like Luca’s heartbeat.
If that sort of music tickles your fancy, Luca Yupanqui’s debut album is out on April 2nd.