Bailey James Champions Breaking Away From Toxic Relationships in Latest Single


Nashville's rising country-rock songstress, Bailey James, releases new song produced and written by Nolan Neal Seals of The Voice and America's Got Talent, who recently passed away. Bailey had her second Whiskey Jam performance earlier this month and dedicated her whole set to honoring the relationship she had with Nolan as a songwriting partner, producer, and friend.


Bailey James’ hidden power lies in the quiet moments found in her latest release “Don’t Need Ya.” Written with a fresh start in mind and accompanied by seamless acoustic guitar, the song can be received as an indie country tune as easily as an alt-pop track. James’ crystal-clear vocals are effortless, sexy, and raw while retaining a unique tone. In addition, the chorus where Bailey sends a message about empowerment (“Cuz, I put a record on/dropped the needle/on a goodbye song/I don’t need ya”) is perfectly matched with a more upbeat melody, which helps convey the idea of not depending on someone else and being happy.


"When I went to write this song with Nolan Neal I had barely turned 16. I walked in wearing a Pink Floyd shirt ranting about high school, how my friends were getting high 24/7, a breakup I can’t remember now, and he listened. We wrote this song about the way people cope with their heartbreak or the vices they use. The version you will hear is also the demo Nolan produced because it is just so perfect. He spent hours that night making this demo, and I couldn’t understand why at the time, but I do now. It is so you could hear this song the way he intended for it to be heard." - Bailey James


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