Breakout Artist Bailey James Brings Retro Doo-Wop to Country Music with her New Single Mama Says
Running off the momentum of her last rebellious single I Feel A Sin, soulful teen artist Bailey James is showing her free-flowing side with her brand-new tongue-in-cheek single titled Mama Says. Mama Says is available on Spotify, Apple Music, and all other digital retailers now. You can also watch the official music video which is now released.
This new song written by Bailey and Stephen Winnett was inspired by a past relationship Bailey had. “I wrote this song when I was dating this guy and his mom absolutely hated me,” reminisces Bailey. “I had no idea why, so I had to write about the situation to get it off my chest. Songwriting is my way of coping, so I knew that was the only way I would feel better and get past it."
Produced by Leland Grant (Chris Young), Mama Says showcases Bailey’s versatility using a modern twist of retro doo-wop and pop. The single features a 1960s-inspired harmony, brass instrumentation, and highly contagious slap beats complimenting her powerhouse and soulful vocals. “The doo-wop influence came from what I was listening to at the time,” says Bailey as she describes the theme throughout the song. The unique progression and catchy melodic lines perfectly capture the attitude and energy of Bailey.