Strong song, superb vocal and fabulous slide guitar work. Promising UK country and blues singer-songwriter Elles Bailey has released a new video for her track “Same Flame” – and it backs up why she is “one to watch” for 2018
The young Bristol-based artist is releasing a special edition of her successful and critically-acclaimed debut album, “Wildfire” on 22nd December 2017. Elles recorded the original “Wildfire” release, her debut album, in Nashville with an array of “First Call” session guys.
Including Grammy-winning, two-time CMA ‘Musician of the Year’ Brent Mason on guitar, three-time ‘Musician Hall of Famer’ Bobby Wood on piano, and Ivor Novello Award-winning songwriter, Brit’ Roger Cook.
The album was released back in September, and reached # 2 in the iTunes Blues chart and # 1 in the blues radio chart, based on airplay. UK magazine writers praised the record, many awarding it maximum five stars.
Wildfire Deluxe Edition adds six new tracks: three new, previously unreleased songs and three alternate ‘almost unplugged’ versions of existing Bailey cuts.
The three new songs; “Leipers Fork”, “People We Used To Be” and “Soul To Rest” are stripped back to an acoustic treatment, and feature Joe Wilkins and Will Edmund both on guitar and Zak Ranyard on bass.
“Same Flame”, “Shackles of Love” and “I”, are the triple ‘almost unplugged’ cuts. It’s a raw, gritty sound that’s reminiscent of the ‘four-piece’ live performance.
Guitarist Joe Wilkins plays a blinder on slide, on “Same Flame”, the track captured on the new video which was filmed and edited by George Montague. Zak Ranyard and Matthew Jones provide bass and drums/percussion.
Elles has had a great year: Nominated for ‘Best Female Vocalist’ in the European Music Awards, touring with US blues star Eric Gales and acclaimed UK artist Jo Harman, and a busy summer of festivals. No rest for this gal; come January 2018, Elles returns to the studio to record brand new material.
See the video to the infectious and fabulously rootsy, sizzling country-blues track “Same Flame”, which nicely showcases Elles’ growling contemporary vocals – here: