Babitha (think ‘Tabitha’, with a ‘B’) is the first music project from Imogen Grist – a Sydney-based creative, raised in country NSW to a backing track of Neil Young, Creedence and Fleetwood Mac. Inspired by the archetypal ‘other woman’, Babitha’s brand of loaded yet languid alt-country ballads see guitar-laden tracks break ground beneath fables of heartbreak and escapism, soaring with harmonies and poignant melodies that evoke music’s golden years, but feel critically of our time. Reminiscent of contemporaries Julia Jacklin, Big Thief, boygenius and more, Babitha is equal parts vulnerable and evocative, commanding and detached.