Video: Elles Bailey “Leave The Light On”

Elles Bailey’s latest single is a guitar-driven anthem, full of strong rhythm and concluding with a great solo.  As ever, Bailey’s characterful voice with an edge of grit is central to the performance.  ‘Leave The Light On’ is intended to be like an open love-letter to her husband.  Bailey explains her inspiration: “You have to be a certain selfless type of person who supports another to realise their dreams and that’s exactly the type of person I married.  So this is an incredibly autobiographical open love letter to my husband. The track is inspired by me missing my train home from London and coming back really late at night feeling exceptionally guilty as I had been away so much, but instead the light outside our house was on and that small gesture just felt so welcoming and supportive and the next day, this song was penned.”  Many will relate to the strength relationships give us when we’re apart from loved ones or times are tough.  For the video, choreography and dancing are supplied by Antonia Latz and Lyndon J E Dasilva, whose performances are both intimate and joyful, reflecting the nature of strong relationships at the heart of the song.

This is the second video from Bailey’s forthcoming album ‘Beneath The Neon Glow’, due for release on 9th August.  The new songs, blending blues and Americana, look at the theme of love from all angles: the heartbreak, the intimate moments and the endurance of long-term relationships.

Bailey recently won the Vocalist Of The Year award at this year’s UK Blues Awards.  Indeed, her live shows are full of energy and showcase her powerful voice.  She says: “I might be new to some people, but I have been around for quite a long while. I’m not here for a flash-in-the-pan moment. I want a long-term career in music. I love what I do. I love that I get to take it around the world. So if I can continue to do that, and just play to larger audiences and continue to grow, that’s exactly what I’ll do.”  Check it out for yourself on her UK tour this autumn – details here.

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From up north but now hiding in rural Suffolk. An insomniac music-lover. Love discovering new music to get lost in - country, singer-songwriters, Americana, rock...whatever. Currently enjoying Nils Lofgren, Ferris & Sylvester, Tommy Prine, Jarrod Dickenson, William Prince, Frank Turner, Our Man in the Field...
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