Written by on June 9, 2014

Bailey Letter concept BLACK AI

Few artists come new to the game with such a fearless and complete approach to music. Bailey Wiley filters neo-soul classicism through modern, rightous production and true live musicianship. The star of the show is that golden voice – effortless and organic, it’s like having honey poured into your ears.

Her band are raw talent epitomised and bring the Rhodes out front from the outset, complimenting those flawless, whiskied harmonies with easy precision. Tracks like ‘Fire’ and ‘Cigarettes And Regrets’ evoke smoky, dimly lit bars and the ghosts of a thousand wasted nights. This is the kind of sweet soul that hurts your heart while its turning you on.

Made in collaboration with polyglot beatmaker and producer Swaren Veygal, IXL features six original cuts from two of New Zealand’s most exciting new talents. Both of them are rising up fast alongside a new generation of talented producers, beatmakers, rappers and singers carving out a niche all their own in New Zealand’s bass culture. Amongst them featured MCs Raiza Biza and the San Fransisco-born Mr. Carmack, both outrageously talented and prolific artists and performers.

Live on stage is where Bailey really works her voodoo. Having already shared the stage with the established and the up-and-coming, she’s setting her sights on more solo shows. Do not miss a chance to see a true star on the way up. | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | SOUNDCLOUD | BANDCAMP

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