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Kail Baxley

February 7, 2020

KaiL Baxley Shares “In Lieu Of” Via American Songwriter | Plays Alibi Residency (Palm Springs) Starting March 2nd | New LP Beneath The Bones Out March 6th Via AntiFragile Music Pre-Order Available Now

LISTEN & SHARE:  KaiL Baxley – “In Lieu Of “

WATCH/LISTEN & SHARE:  KaiL Baxley – “These Arms Are Open”
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“Beneath The Bones digs deep down into Baxley’s Americana fusion of blues, gospel, and bottomless soul. There’s no holding back on hymnal, soulful singles “Beneath The Bones,” and “These Arms are Open,” both glued tight by the heavy husk of Baxley’s vocals.”
-American Songwriter

“Beneath The Bones’ utilizes a hauntingly beautiful choir hymn that lays the groundwork for the delicate guitar melodies and string arrangements that enrapture listeners with the moody, serene, and alluring atmosphere they create.”-Atwood Magazine

“On the meditative track, Baxley combines the bluey and ethereal sounds of Hozier and Lewis Capaldi while maintaining a stunning simplicity”
– Glide

“Featuring gentle, evocative instrumentation supporting Baxley’s coarse voice as he engages in pensive reflection of life’s most trying and painful moments.” 
The 405

“He is a musical nomad that tells his tales in his music and his tales are some of the most fascinating you will hear.”
– HuffPost

“Baxley’s muddied, molasses-soaked vocals make the most immediate impression, evoking the sound of someone worldly-wise and wizened.”
PopMatters

Today, singer-songwriter KaiL Baxley shares his latest single, “In Lieu Of” the third single off of his upcoming LP, Beneath The Bones out March 6th via AntiFragile Music.

The single was premiered with American Songwriter praising, “Third single “In Lieu Of” is mesmerizing. Inspired by love—and a photograph—it moves tenderly along by acoustic guitar and violin with Baxley’s lyrics slipping wistfully into Then we slip away / Find some simple place / We can raise our hopes / Growing old.” The self-produced album was recorded at the late Elliot Smith’s New Monkey Studios and United Studios in Los Angeles, California.

On “In Lieu Of” Baxley describes, “Inspired by a photograph. I had this lightning bolt realization that love really is the most powerful thing a human can experience. It has the ability to transcend all. Even the end of the world. With that in mind, the song just kinda wrote itself.”

Baxley will be performing an upcoming residency at the Alibi Palm Springs. Starting March 2nd, Baxley will be performing weekly around the release of his upcoming LP. More information is below.

Prior to “In Lieu Of” Baxley shared two singles off of the new LP, lead single and title track, “Beneath The Bones,” and “These Arms Are Open.” “Beneath The Bones” has been in rotation on KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic”. Baxley has been featured on NPR’s World Cafe, Huffington Post, PopMatters and achieved a spot on NPR‘s All Songs Considered Top New Artist list. Stream the new singles now on all streaming platforms. Beneath The Bones Out March 6th via AntiFragile Music.