Multi-award-winning singer/songwriter ELLES BAILEY has released her bewitchingly talismanic single, ‘Stones’ taken from her forthcoming album ‘Sleeping in the Half Light’.
‘Stones’ is available today on Spotify.
The lyrics are resolute, and describe those types of folks who criticize others while they possess similar faults themselves: (those that live in glass houses should not throw stones.)
Marinaded by museful guitar and peppered by a shamanic percussion hook, reinforced also by silhouetting key-shapes, the instrumentals present the understructure for Elles’ characteristic spiceberry-plum and ginger-rum voice. This is a song that accumulates in effectiveness, momentum, and texture.
The blues, gospel and soul singer Izo FitzRoy (pictured below) arranged the stunning background vocals on ‘Stones’ and she also assisted on other tracks on the ‘Shining in the Half Light’ album. Izo performed background vocals alongside Jade Elliot & Andrusilla Mosley.
This will be Elle’s first full-length album to be recorded in the UK, recorded in Devon in December 2020 at Middle Farm Studios; produced by Dan Weller (best known for a long working relationship with Enter Shikari) the album features musicians: Joe Wilkins (Sefrial) on guitar, with keyboard legend Jonny Henderson, Matthew Waer (Yes Mess) on bass, and Matthew Jones (The Brackish) on drums.
Elles has recently been nominated Artist of the Year at The UK Americana Awards 2022.
Check out ‘Stones’ on Spotify now: https://earache.lnk.to/Stones
Main Image: Credit Rob Blackham