The California-born and Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Bay Uno has been gaining attention across the blogosphere for the release of his first two singles “River” and “Catalina." Both singles are gorgeously atmospheric, densely layered, jangling guitar pop which at their heart display a very sensitive, wistful nature; in fact, his work has been quickly compared to the likes of Bright Eyes, M. Ward, Bon Iver, Iron and Wine and others.
Interestingly, the material thematically is deeply inspired by the transformative power of bodies of water and love. And although those are both very serious subjects, Uno manages to do so with a sense of awe and whimsy.
I recently spoke to the Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter about his forthcoming full-length debut, his influences, his upcoming show at Pete’s Candy Store and more. Check it out.