St Ives based singer/songwriter and model with Select Model London, ‘Bailey Tomkinson’ has released her latest single entitled “Skin” which showcases a significant evolution in her songwriting. Discover that the 9th February in Formula Indie
Dubbed by The Daily Mail, Mariella Frostrup on Times Radio and the legendary Brad Paisley as “Britain’s Answer to Taylor Swift” Bailey has unveiled nu-folk influences on her latest record which is likely to expand her fanbase even further.
The release caps an incredible year for the unsigned, Kernowfornia based artist which has seen the keen surfer catch another wave of national press attention following her single “Bright Red” which was an outspoken take on sustainability and social justice issues and reached #1 in both the Singer/Songwriter and Video charts.
Skin was produced by Mr BJ Jackson (To Kill A King, Eliza Shaddad) and is a beautifully understated genre-blending break-up song with a twist. It’s not about a romantic relationship that’s run aground, instead it’s about a friendship gone sour when one of the parties undergoes a personality change to fit in with another crowd. Highly relatable subject matter that will resonate with everyone.
Bailey says that “Many of my songs have tended to be about a couple breaking up or unrequited love in some way, but I’ve always felt that, my female relationships are incredibly important in my life, so I wanted to explore the break up of one of those with Skin.”
“Changing the focus and perspective of the subject matter also empowered me to play more with the sound. To draw from newer influences like Phoebe Bridgers and Sam Fender alongside long-time favourites like Taylor Swift or Bruce Springsteen.
Bailey will be touring in the UK in the spring, she has an EP set for release early in 2022 but first will round off 2021 with a home-town gig at The St Ives Arts Centre on December 28th.