Brooklyn artist and songwriter BAYLI shares her much-anticipated new EP Stories 2. The follow up to 2021’s stories from new york, the 6-track EP was written on the road and takes in themes spanning heartbreak, addiction, loneliness and self-discovery.
Speaking on the Stories 2, BAYLI said :“We’ve all been cooped up inside for so long and Stories 2 is a release we all need. I wanted to take on this project as an exercise to be looser in my creative process and go with the flow a bit more than I did with ‘stories from new york’. This project feels like a docuseries of my fast-paced life “on the road” and the new journey I’m on, both internally and externally, in this post-covid world. Similar to ‘stories from new york’ this project is a sonic landscape that brings you into my world and feels like a stepping stone toward a brand new era → toward a higher, realer, bolder version of myself.”
Recent release ‘act up’ opens the project, showing a softer side of this emerging pop icon, the lovesong finds BAYLI trying to turn the tides of her burgeoning relationship. Sassy new single ‘pressure’ is a certified pop banger that sees BAYLI reaching out for support when she’s on the road. New cuts ‘ur mine’ and ‘into me’ see BAYLI flex her versatility as a performer and a songwriter as she seamlessly switches from soft vocals to icy bars dripping with attitude.
Set to an ethereal backdrop produced by Brody Miles, ‘think of drugs’ is an intimate snapshot of BAYLI’s upbringing, seeing addiction in the household and how that influenced her relationship with drugs and other substances. BAYLI’s unstoppable gay anthem ‘TELLY BAG’, closes the project, the single landed earlier this year to acclaim from the likes of i-D, DAZED, The Fader, PAPER, CLASH and more.
BAYLI first made waves in 2016 as the frontwoman of the punk band The Skins, where her infectious melodies and signature songwriting were cultivated under the mentorship of music guru Rick Rubin. Now an independent artist, BAYLI’s musical output is as equally pop as it is R&B, rock, & punk, all delivered with a fierce stylish edge and unabashed confidence. Hailing from Brooklyn, NYC is her lifeblood, inspiring her fearless take on what it means to be an artist in the 21st century. BAYLI released her debut EP stories from new york last year featuring the singles ‘boys lie’, ‘sushi for breakfast’, ‘foreigner’ and more. With support this year from the likes of Spotify (BAYLI was their EQUAL Ambassador for June), BBC Radio 1, i-D, Telfar, DAZED, Interview Magazine, The Face, Fader, CLASH, Foundation FM, The Line of Best Fit, PAPER, NYLON, Billboard and more, the future looks bright for BAYLI.
Check out BAYLI’s epic EP below…
Must Listens: act up, ur mine, into me