The “plum-peach” voiced, Bristol based, English singer-songwriter ELLES BAILEY — whose raw live sound can be incredibly intimate at times but always comes filled with vital emotion — has released her latest single, titled ‘Woman Like Me’ ( Friday 3rd April ) video shared below.
“Woman Like Me was written with my long-term touring guitarist Joe Wilkins and my good friend Tamara Stewart,” Elles says,
“The song is about being a confident, independent woman, and about being comfortable in your own skin. Yes — there is a man in the story — but this song is most certainly about the woman! I aspire to be this woman: to break away from the torments of my own mind and society’s idea of how a woman ‘should be’.
“It was recorded with my touring band [Joe Wilkins on guitar; Jonny Henderson on organ; Matthew Waer on bass; Matthew Jones on drums] as part of the ‘Blacktop Companion’ sessions, when we had 20 mins to spare at the end of the session. Everything was done live and the only thing we added was to bring in Tania Hancheroff on background vocals to add some extra sparkle.”
We had a listen:
There’s a light rattan groove, custardy organ stains, a great Telecaster slide, and the band produces a yeasty hothouse milieux for the song to luxuriate into. . . but it’s the sexy vocal that draws the listener closer and closer. On this, her voice is over-ripe jargonelle — moist with honey sweetness and succulent apricot — and filled with libidinous confidence.
For smart and smooth Americana / Blues / Country fans.
Archive together with: Ashley McBryde, Molly Tuttle
Woman Like Me by Elles Bailey is OUT NOW via Outlaw Music
Revised 2020 Tour Dates
Oct 10: Kent, Rock Fest
Oct 11: Hook, Echo Music Hall
Oct 25: Crawley, The Hawth
Oct 28: Southampton, The 1865
Oct 29: Newbury, Arlington Arts
Nov 4: Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Nov 5: Manchester, Band On The Wall
Nov 6: Liverpool, Philharmonic
Nov 13: Bewdley,Music In The Hall
Nov 14: Lichfield Arts
Nov 20: Shoreham By Sea, Ropetackle
Nov 21: Bath, Chapel Arts (SOLD OUT)
Nov 22:Exeter, Phoenix
Nov 24: Cambridge, Junction 2
Nov 25: Sheffield, Greystones
Nov 26: Saltaire, Salt Beer Factory
Dec 4: Oxford, Bullington
Dec 9: Glasgow, King Tuts
Dec 10: Dunkeld, Bernam Arts
Dec 11: Gateshead, Sage 2
Dec 12:Kirton In Lindsey, Town Hall Live
April 1: Bristol, The Fleece
April 2: London, The Garage