Break out London-based singer/songwriter BAELY has just dropped his new single Paranoid, following the release of his debut offering Talking To The Walls earlier this year. The track was produced and engineered by multi-instrumentalists Marco Bernardis and Tyler ‘Lophiile’ Acord who form two thirds of the R&B trio Radiant Children – also known for their work with Moss Kena and US Grammy-award winning artist H.E.R.
Paranoid is a funk-inspired, R&B-infused jam throwing a modern twist on a retro soul sound. Centred around stabbing synths and a punchy bassline, the electro-soul feel of the track brings to mind the work of Prince and Justin Timberlake. The Londoner’s writing prowess holds strong on this grooving rhythm-focused work, with his velvety vocal delivery sitting perfectly over the landscape of electronic instrumentation.
Having been raised in a musical family, BAELY picked up early influence from legendary figures like Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and Donny Hathaway with contemporary inspiration coming from the likes of D’Angelo, Miguel and The Internet.
BAELY has developed his craft over the years, having collaborated with notable names such as Aston Rudi, Fred Cox, MXXWLL, Duke Dumont and Jarreau Vandal to name a few. He recently lent his vocals to Lophiile‘s debut single You’ve Changed, which was released under the legendary label Bluenote Records.
Now ready to put his own stamp on the scene as a frontline act, Paranoid marks the next chapter in this emerging talent forging a lane for himself in the UK music scene. A confident and irresistibly slick single, Paranoid further illustrates BAELY’s ability to craft scintillating music that defies the ordinary.
Listen to Paranoid below
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