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Bay Bryan returns with sumptuous single Far Away

Alt-folk singer/songwriter and actor Bay Bryan mesmerises with their exquisite new single Far Away. The single is the fourth taken from their upcoming album, The Meadow, due for release in 2023.

Within the first entrancing seconds Far Away lures us in with Bay’s commanding-yet-delicate vocal soaring over a graceful instrumentation. The track flows in diary-like stream-of-consciousness, with satisfying twists and turns that leave the listener with a warm sense of resolve.

Featuring Fraser Langton (clarinet), Sam Vicary (bass), Pete Mitchell (percussion) and Bay on guitar/piano/synths, the arrangement is meticulous and supports Bay’s ever-changing song structure beautifully. Bay’s take on the folk genre exudes a narrative driven style accented beautifully by a soulful theatricality. Far Away blends elements of folkjazz and musical theatre to form something that is both alternative yet accessible. 

Talking about the track, Bay reveals, “Far Away to me is that dreamy and romantic moment before a momentous shift in your life. Where you’re revelling in the feelings of excitement and anticipation –dreaming up what is to come while looking back nostalgically on what has been. It’s that more fantastical time before sh*t get real…”

Based in Manchester (originally from the mountains of Colorado USA), Bay has only released three singles to date. Despite this, Bay has received notable attention ranging from the likes of BBC Radio 3Folk Radio UK and Fortitude Magazine to Indie Music CentreRising Artists Blog and Indie Top 39 who named Sticky Shadows as the best song of 2021. 

Far Away is out now.