Bailey James is a true country rock rebel, and that fact has never been clearer than with her latest release, “The Spell.” A celebration of all things witchy, James perfectly melds rock and country stylings to create a track perfect for singing along. The song releases tomorrow, July 1st https://onerpm.link/321048735908
“The Spell” brings in its country influences first with a clever guitar solo reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain,” that serves as a base for James’ rich vocals. The song flows steadily with drums and rock and drum riffs, which support James’ powerful vocal delivery. “The Spell” delivers powerful guitar and full-power rock riffs coloring lyrics that paint a vivid picture of dark nights and clandestine rituals. This is a warning to all men with bad intentions: don’t cross Bailey James. As she puts it, “things could be tragic,” as she spins an earlier line to be about one of these men instead of herself.
With more than 250,000 followers across her social media channels, a 2021 #42 Billboard charting (“Finally Free”) under her belt, Opry Circle Song of the Week (2021), over a quarter of a million combined streams on Spotify, a golden ticket to American Idol, and other noteworthy accolades, Bailey James is poised for a breakout year.
Likening love to a spell is nothing new, but Bailey manages to do it in a way that’s rebellious and fresh. On the heels of her last single “The Crow,” she is blending into the country rock scene flawlessly.