“Think Kacey Musgraves meets Carly Rae Jepsen,” Bailey Bryan is the perfect mix of pop and country.
The young artist’s main goal in songwriting is to be honest and focus on life’s lessons. This genuine display shows her authenticity as an artist and individual, making her a charismatic artist in the music industry.
Bailey recently released her new single ‘Perspective‘ 8 March 2019, and is supporting band LANCO in playing London’s Islington Assembly on 1st May 2019.
We had the chance to ask her a couple questions…
Can you tell us a little about how you got your start in music?
I was fortunate to grow up in the Pacific North West, in WA State where I had access to all different kinds of music. I’ve had a passion for music and performing as long as I can remember, but for me it physically started with singing on my church’s worship team at a young age.
How would you describe your sound?
I would describe my sound at this point as a constantly evolving combination of influences. I’m the most inspired by artists and songs that bend genres and have a very signature sound… I think that studying artists like Post Malone and albums like Beyoncé’s Lemonade and figuring out what draws me to those things, is what helps me piece together my own unique sound. I draw from the lyricism of hip hop artists like J Cole and Drake and the swagger and production of artists like Post and Kehlani, all with a foundation of love for more raw and organic music like the Dixie Chicks and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. I hope that my sound is always a very creative mix of everything that I love.
If you could collaborate with any artist, who would it be?
POST MALONE. He was my biggest production inspiration for this new project. He can crush an acoustic ballad or go super hard with a pop/hip hop banger and everything in between and I aspire to achieve or at least be in the presence of that sort of epic versatility at some point at least once before I die.
How have your past experiences influenced your music?
It’s hard for me to write a song that doesn’t at least relate to an experience I’ve had, so everything I’ve been through definitely plays into the songs I write. I started writing when I was 12, so my life has just been one huge period of rapid growth since I started making songs.. So a lot of what I sing about has to do with the pressures and rights of passage of growing up. On top of that, the more experience I have releasing music the less fear I have about just creating things that I love, so that continues inform my style…
What are you doing when you’re not making music?
When I’m not making music I’m doing super normal boring things like trying to exercise, seeing friends, watching Netflix… Also anything that is a creative outlet, so I love to paint and make super elaborate Pinterest boards.
What are you most looking forward to in 2019?
In the year 2019 I’m just excited for everybody to hear all of the music I created in 2018. I feel like this next project represents a really authentic brand new first chapter for me and it’s scary and super exciting.
Listen to Bailey’s music below!