Fresh off the back of announcing her debut USA show in New York this month, Cornwall-based singer-songwriter Bailey Tomkinson is rounding off a stellar year with the her cosmic new single "Astronaut."
Driven by falling, melancholic chord sequences and embellished with reverberating, distorted riffs, Bailey blends throwback rock elements with contemporary singer-songwriter and pop sensibilities, taking down the pace and delivering lyrics with impassioned emotion and providing a hefty dose of broad, misty atmosphere that transports the listener to another world.
A track that tackles the sensitive topic of unrequited love, Bailey reveals that the song is inspired by the feeling of “always lurking on the outside but never having the courage to do anything about it."
She further shares, "In a weird way the character Joe from the Netflix show “YOU” was a bit of a catalyst for the song, especially the line 'I’m an astronaut floating in your space'. Close enough to touch, but will remain watching and never doing anything with that feeling. I think we’ve all liked someone before and never done anything about it, I was hoping to capture that feeling in this song.”
Taking the USA is a natural next step for the up and coming artist, who is known for melting Country and Americana sounds into her music. A British, surf-ready take on a classically American sound is a bold new take- and a match made in heaven. It's only a matter of time before Bailey wins over more hearts across the pond.