Here at Lemonade Magazine, we have had the pleasure of knowing about Bailey Bryan for a while now. We covered her first music video for the ridiculously catchy “Own It” and we had the chance to chat with the soon-to-be country superstar about her first tour and her experience with the Grammys, which you can check out HERE. Today we have the pleasure of talking about the Sequim, Washington native’s brand new debut EP, So Far.
Her infectious country pop sound is something out of the recent country past of the 1990s. If you had the opportunity to take some of the brilliance of early Dixie Chicks and Faith Hill then blend it with the pop sensibility of early Taylor Swift, you would have Bailey Bryan. Add the fact that the 19-year old’s songwriting ability is far beyond what Swift could do at the same age leaves Bryan’s potential endless.
Most people know about “Own It”, but the heartbreaking “Hard Drive Home” is everything you want in a breakup song. It is tender and filled with unadulterated emotion as her usually steady voice wavers appropriately in her most vulnerable moments.
“Scars” is deeply personal piano ballad for Bryan as she co-wrote this song about her struggle with her surgery and recovery from scoliosis. Her ability to be comfortable in her own skin because of her imperfections is admirable as she croons, “We wouldn’t know who we are without our scars.” Bryan tells us that we know who we are because of our experiences.
There is no way to pick a favorite song off So Far. Every track, including “Life Goes On” and “Used To”, are outstanding. There are absolutely no missteps. Bailey Bryan‘s honey-smoked vocals are used to perfection on each song. She shows her playfulness on “Own It”, her heartbreak on “Hard Drive Home” and vulnerability on “Scar”. There is no limit to what Bailey Bryan can accomplish. Buy this EP. You will not be disappointed.
Get So Far by Bailey Bryan on iTunes now and check out their highly inventive music video for her debut single, “Own It” below!