Bailey Crone is an Atlanta-based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, best known for playing bass in Atlanta-based pop rock act VYB (pronounced “vibe”). Interestingly, her solo recording project Bathe is a dream pop act is driven by her desire to create songs that you can “lay on the floor and stare at the ceiling to,” as she says in press notes.
Crone’s Bathe debut Last Looks is slated for release in 2020 and the album will reportedly feature songs relating to struggling with loss. “Not breakup songs, but concept of loss as a whole,” Crone explains in press notes. Interestingly, Last Looks‘ latest single, the Damon Moon-produced “The Silence” is centered around seemingly endless layers of shimmering guitars, stuttering drumming, a sinuous bass line, Crone’s ethereal vocals and a soaring hook — and the song finds the Atlanta-based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist crafting a gorgeous yet achingly lonely track that recalls both 4AD Records and Beach House among others.
“For the song The Silence, I would like for it to lyrically be able to fit any one person’s image of loss and loneliness and the quietness that always comes hand in hand with the concept of absence,” Crone says in press notes. “I relate to the lyric ‘Guess it took yourself a while to become the one that yo know you can count on’ in many different ways. It could be talking about my past history with panic attacks where I struggle with anxieties of being alone, how I had to rely on myself to follow my passion with creating music, losing a loved one, or anything really.”