November 19, 2019
Kail Baxley Shares “Beneath The Bones” Video Via Atwood Magazine | On Repeat with KEXP’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” | Look Out For New LP In Early 2020
–Atwood Magazine“On the meditative track, Baxley combines the bluey and ethereal sounds of Hozier and Lewis Capaldi while maintaining a stunning simplicity”
“Featuring gentle, evocative instrumentation supporting Baxley’s coarse voice as he engages in pensive reflection of life’s most trying and painful moments.”
“He is a musical nomad that tells his tales in his music and his tales are some of the most fascinating you will hear.”
“Baxley’s muddied, molasses-soaked vocals make the most immediate impression, evoking the sound of someone worldly-wise and wizened.”
Today, Singer-Songwriter KaiL Baxley shares the video to his latest single, “Beneath The Bones.” The video premiered on Atwood Magazine and included an exclusive interview. “Beneath The Bones” is the second track off of his upcoming third LP, out early 2020. The self-produced album was recorded at the late Elliot Smith’s New Monkey Studios and United Studios in Los Angeles, California.
Describing the video process in the interview Baxley says, “I have a great director and cameraman in my friend Ryan Sheehy. We just wanted to execute a simple idea and make it eloquent. The whole video is shot in reverse. When it looks like I’m walking forwards I’m actually walking backward and the film is reversed. Then we wanted to pivot when the digging starts to kinda bring it home with dramatic effect – The whole time you’re watching it feels like there’s something kinda off and then you see the shovel scenes in reverse and the “Ah-ha” moment occurs. Like in real life when you realize ‘I can’t run from this.’”
The single received praise from Glide, The 405 and is being played on repeat with KEXP’s Morning Becomes Eclectic. The NPR album of the year nominated artist is back with his raw passionate sound. Baxley shines in his ability to overcome life’s greatest obstacles. Through serene soundscapes, his vocals meld into the calming track tackling remorse.
“It’s an autobiographical song about learning how to live with regret.The process of moving on and letting go. The acknowledgement that there are no perfect answers and that sometimes what is, is simply what it is because it is.”