Q&A - Baby Boys - The Mind Map
By Ellis Toner

Q&A – Baby Boys

It’s a really important time to not let things bottle up.

Published 01/03/2021
“Being able to put aside everything for a second and appreciate what you have is so freeing.”

We’re also big advocates of gratitude, here at The Mind Map HQ.

We caught up with Caleb Hinz of the genre-bending Minneapolis trio Baby Boys to find out about how they’ve faired in this whirlwind of a year.

How has the pandemic affected your mental health?

It’s hard to come up with an answer without writing a full essay. But it’s forced me to narrow my focus on the immediate things in front of me.

Basically spend all my time hanging out with my daughter and working on records at night.

Trying to escape the fact that I’m missing so many people and the social climate outside my door is in complete disarray.

Finding that balance of taking care of my own mental health and also helping the health of others around me.

Are you doing anything differently to look after your mental health during this period?

I’m trying to be honest with how I’m feeling and to communicate it as direct as possible.

It’s a really important time to not let things bottle up.

However, it’s striking a balance of being articulate and expressive, while also receiving and processing the same amount of energy from other people.

We all need really good listeners right now.

What are you looking forward to doing once things improve?

I’m looking forward to taking my daughter out in public and showing her how big the world is. She’s less than a year old and has really only seen like 10 people ever.

What new TV, films, music or books have you discovered during lockdown that you’d recommend?

I’m not alone in this discovery but Love Island really saved us during those first few months of the pandemic.

I watched every single season. I’m always behind the curve on that stuff though.

I just finally discovered Breaking Bad lol.

What advice would you give to 16 year old you?

You’re not invincible.

If you had to draw a pie chart for what keeps you mentally well – what would it look like?

50% family time, 40% working and creating, 10% smoking weed.

What are you passionate about?

Loving intensely and pushing boundaries

Tell us something not many people know about you

I got expelled a month before graduating high school.

Upcoming album Threesome (due 12th March on Transgressive)