With her latest non-stop hits like ‘play w/ me‘, ‘Perspective‘, and many others, Bailey Bryan is taking over the pop music scene these days.
Tell us about your song ‘Don’t Call Me’, how was it working on it, and what is the story behind the video?
Don’t Call Me is a really fun vibe that comes from a super real place for me, it’s about taking your power back from someone who won’t let you move on. The video represents the euphoria of finally cutting ties with that person.. It starts out with me in this mundane office setting with my phone ringing off the hook, and then the escape begins when I decide to hang it up for good. I escape into a dreamy mansion world with a group of dreamy bad bitches to guide me through it. It was so fun to shoot.
Who have been the people who influenced you the most and from whom you were inspired?
Kehlani and Jhene Aiko are two artists I’ve listened to since I was in high school that I think really layed the ground work for the sound I have now. But I always say I want to be like Post Malone, because his music spans so many genres, and he’s created a whole empire just by being himself. He inspires me for sure.
What inspired your single ‘play w/ me’ and what do you hope to communicate with this single?
I wrote ‘play w/ me’ when I got a “u up?” Text from a dude I was talking to almost two years ago! It was like 11:30 pm on a Wednesday and I just found it kind of disrespectful, so instead of texting back, I started writing this song!
In light of the Coronavirus, do you think the music industry that has suffered tremendous damage by eliminating festivals, closed clubs, and of course, the loss of livelihood to musicians will change the face of the music industry as we know it?
I don’t see how it couldn’t! One great thing about the creative community is that we know how to make beautiful things out of bad situations. So while it’s been devastating, I think we’re gonna come out of this with more innovation and connection in the music industry. I think we’ve all been reminded how vital it is.
Who is the next artist you would like to collaborate with?
Fletcher and Jesse Reyez are at the top of my list currently. They both just have their whole own vibes that I feel like/hope I come close to in my own way.
From all the singles you’ve released so far, which one still makes you excited every time you hear it?
The title track of my upcoming project is out now and it’s called “Fresh Start”… I think people are sleeping on it, to be honest, I get SO HYPE every time the hook comes in.
What are your goals for 2021?
I want to play a live show before the year is over if it’s safe to do so of course. And I just wanna see more and more people discover and hopefully feel inspired by my music.
What excites you most about being a Singer and performing around the world?
Meeting the people who keep my career alive is definitely the dopest part! To perform the music you worked so hard on, and get to see people react to it in real time is so special. The food also excites me, though. I get real excited to try to foods and restaurants when I travel.
You and many of the artists share their daily lives on social media, how important is exposure and connection to the audience for you?
I think it’s one of the most important things! I like for the people who listen to my music, to feel like they know who I am and what I’m going through, and vice versa. I might have a tendency to overshare sometimes (cringe emoji), but even then people are usually right there with me sharing stories of their own, and it’s what keeps me going.
You are an inspiration for lots of people around the world, including Singers, music producers, and music fans from around the world. What message would you like to send them during this time?
I want them to know that they are loved and needed and there’s always something beautiful in the mess if we just look for it. Which is pretty much what I’ve been needing to hear! So hopefully someone else does too, that’s usually how it works.
Tell us about your upcoming music plans? Any new projects coming up?
My “Fresh Start” project is going to be out very very soon. Each song on it is inspired by a moment or a lesson that triggered a fresh start in me. I hope it inspires people to welcome change, and know that they’re strong enough to let go of people and things that are bad for them… Lessons I’m still in the middle of learning! So I’m excited to bring people on that journey with me. And there’s also even more new music piling up that I’m excited to release after this chapter!! So many songs!