Oftentimes breakups can have a debilitating effect on our personal psyche and sense of self worth. The best idea of rejection by someone we put the time and effort into building a relationship with is too much to stomach for some of us. For rising artist, Bailey James finding the bright side of breaking up may not of been easy but the process of “self discovery” that followed has allowed James to grow both as an artist and a human being. James describes the process as “beautiful”, and really what can be more beautiful than finding your true self. James’ new single “Finally Free” describes this extremely personal experience in a way that is incredibly relatable to listeners.
Recently, we had the chance to chat with James about her musical journey, new single “Finally Free” and more!
Worlds Of Country: When did you know that you wanted to pursue music?
Bailey: I started listening to Patsy Cline when I was about 11 years old. I loved the way she could make you feel so much through her music. That’s when I knew I really wanted to pursue music.
Worlds Of Country: Once you knew, what was your first step towards making this dream a reality?
I made an EP with 3 songs. Blue by Leanne Rimes, Crazy by Patsy Cline and Memory from Cats. (I’m operatically trained.) We took every meeting possible in Nashville and the rest is history.
Worlds Of Country: What would you say has been the biggest obstacle you’ve faced along the way?
Bailey: Finding my sound. Finding my most authentic self in music.
Worlds Of Country: You have a very unique sound, who would you say most influenced your music?
Bailey: Amy Winehouse, Kurt Cobain, and Patsy Cline.
Worlds Of Country: What’s the story behind your new single Finally Free?
Bailey: I went through a really bad breakup that led me to a beautiful place of self discovery.
Worlds Of Country: What’s next for you?
Bailey: New music very soon!