HUSH HUSH BIZ SINGLE REVIEW
In Her Wake
Bayley Pearl’s new single, In Her Wake, is a merging of country and pop, with a fiery lyric, a powerhouse vocal performance and potent hooks. The singer-songwriter from Queensland, Australia, has successfully blended the contemporary with the classic, which comes as no surprise considering the rising star’s musical background. As she has said about her formative years, ‘I grew up always loving music. My mum loves rock and my American born Dad is a huge country music fan. As a kid I sang everything from rock to jazz to musical theatre so feel lucky to have been exposed to so many styles.’ Co-written by Bayley and Danielle Lo Passo, and Shawn Byrne at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, TN, In Her Wake is a country rock and blues anthem that will resonate with many. Discovering her obsession with music as a young girl Bayley has been writing and creating music since a young age, formulating a style influenced by old-school classics and contemporary sounds. After becoming a finalist in a Queensland music award in 2018, Bayley travelled to Nashville for a songwriting trip that has helped refine and define her artistic approach. As Bayley has said about her writing process, ‘I pull a lot from my own personal experiences as well as from family and friends.
A lot of the time I’m writing about things I can’t or won’t say out loud in a normal setting. It is a real therapy session sometimes! Everything I write is very personal and, in some way, correlated with my life at that point in time. Relationships (the good, bad and the ugly) always make for some good stories!’ In Her Wake has a medium-paced, sensual rhythmic foundation, a full naturalistic guitar-driven sound, and an exceptional vocal range from Bayley. With her debut EP release forthcoming, a national tour featuring a performance at the Tamworth Country Music Festival in January 2023, and a US visit in March of the same year, Bayley’s career trajectory seems to be on an upward climb.