A Calling For Change; An Interview With Andrew Bailie
Andrew Bailie’s soaring voice can be heard in the impressive works with platinum recording artist Aloe Blacc, Lauryn Hill, Mononeon, and with members of Snarky Puppy. The singer-songwriting has shared the stage with George Clinton, Marcus Miller, Talib Kweli, Lalah Hathaway, and many others. As for his own material, Bailie’s songs are raw with emotion and guitar-driven.
Drawing elements from a variety of musical styles and traditions, Bailie’s songs are woven from his own hopes, fears and enchantments, tapping into the common human experiences that give us pause, inspire longing, or sets us ablaze.
The latest single from Bailie “Fuck The OPD” demonstrates his vision to the fullest effect. The opening guitar solo rushes into the soaring drums to blend a rousing drop into Bailie’s rich R&B-influenced vocals. “Fuck The OPD” demonstrates a firsthand experience of the unfortunate circumstances surrounding police brutality, especially towards those who are not white. Towards the end, a smattering of people speak out about the summer protests and the outcome from it. We recently caught up with Bailie to discuss the single.Read more on Ghettoblaster Magazine