Indie Midlands favourite Bathe, the project of Georgia’s Bailey Crone, has recently undergone a slight name change to Bathe Alone. What hasn’t changed though is the quality of Bailey’s music as evidenced in new single ‘Calm Down’.
Continuing with the dream pop sound that has blessed her previous singles, ‘Calm Down’ is another lush release that again reminds of another personal favourite of mine, Fazerdaze. The shimmering guitars create a beautiful sound, whilst Bailey’s vocals are very much a calming factor on a song which as about panic attacks.
Talking about ‘Calm Down’ Bailey had the following to say.
“‘Calm Down’ isn’t just a song, it’s a concept piece full of subliminal messages and sonic metaphors for panic attacks. Panic attacks are something I’ve struggled with for the better part of 5 years and each one feels as real as the first. It’s not something you get used to. Something I wanted to convey in the song is that panic attacks aren’t an “on/off” sort of thing. There’s no switch. There’s a ramp up period as well as a ramp down period. The guitar melodies do a lot of descending and ramping up/screaming as if you’re in the peak of an attack. The drums never quit the entire time, and bring this sense of adrenaline that one feels during an attack or even simmering right before an attack. And at the end of the song, the whole things gets quieter and quieter and brings the listener on a journey with to experience a sense of peace and calm. This was the song I made that made me realize I could make an entire album about mental health awareness.”
‘Last Looks’, Bathe Alone’s debut LP will be out this summer.
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