Alt-folk troubadour Alex Bayly returns with his delicately weaved new single Animal, out now.
Poignantly earnest from the offset, Animal yet again showcases Bayly’s ability to pen richly emotive tracks that are stunningly intricate. Bayly’s distinctive, baritone vocal oozes with passion as it soars over the atmospheric soundscapes created from the gorgeous layering of instruments throughout. Animal is a jump in the astral plain of the folk/rock world. Echoing the British psychedelic 60s works of Pentangle or Van Morrison’s Astral Week. The twisting guitar parts and strings meet with ethereal lyrical reference’s to a different plain of consciousness. Talking about the single, Bayly elaborates, “Animal looks at relationships and how they shape you into the person you become.” Fans of the likes of Local Natives and Benjamin Francis Leftwich will feel at home here.
Based in London, Bayly has been a part of both the indie and folk scenes for some time. His previous releases have received praise from the likes of Clash Magazine, DIY, Earmilk and BBC Introducing to name a few, as well as being added to Spotify’s official Fresh Finds: Six Strings and Lost In The Woods playlists.