BAILEN SHARE IRIDESCENT POP SINGLE NOTHING LEFT TO GIVE
WATCH CBS THIS MORNING SATURDAY SESSION PERFORMANCE OF NOTHING LEFT TO GIVE HERE
NEW LP TIRED HEARTS IS AN INDIE-POP REVELATION
SET FOR RELEASE MAY 5 VIA FANTASY
25-DATE TIRED HEARTS TOUR RESUMES MAY 12 WITH TORONTO SHOW MAY 16
TORONTO, ON – April 11, 2023 – BAILEN, siblings Daniel, David, and Julia BAILEN, today released the impassioned, pop anthem Nothing Left To Give, a track from their forthcoming album, Tired Hearts, due May 5 via Fantasy Records. Listen here and pre-order the album here.
This past Saturday, the band appeared for the second time on CBS This Morning Saturday, check out their sparkling performances, here.
Commenting on Nothing Left To Give, Julia Bailen stated, “Nothing Left to Give came from feeling so overwhelmed that you no longer care if everything goes wrong. The song is a mantra to help me crawl out of a depression hole, to help me clean my room for the first time in a while, call a friend when I need to talk, or keep an overwhelming day in perspective, even when it feels like you won’t survive it.”
BAILEN is back with Tired Hearts, a taut, synth-driven album, showcasing radiant harmonies and adventurous arrangements. At times both intricate and playful, measured and elaborate, the album’s 12 original songs wrestle with an uncertain future where ethics and morality—both communal and personal—are constantly shifting. Tired Hearts beats with empathy, vulnerability, and resolve, navigating the space between the heart’s expectation and the head’s sober reality.
Produced by Brad Cook (Bon Iver, Waxahatchee) and BAILEN, and mixed by Lars Stalfors (Soccer Mommy, St. Vincent, Local Natives) Tired Hearts’ highlights include the recently released sparkling new wave/indie pop banger, Call It Like It Is, written by the band and X Ambassadors’ Adam Levin and Sam Harris. The track’s hilarious video, directed and edited by the band’s David Bailen – is a fictionalized account of a scary real-life catfishing episode they recently experienced while on tour, watch here. Previously the band also shared the piercing, unforgettable title track, Tired Hearts, listen here.
The album also includes the tender, hushed intimacy of These Bones, and the moving BRCA (Nothing Takes Me Down), a title derived from the breast cancer gene Julia shares with her mother (a breast cancer survivor). Over a slow building rhythmic pulse, Julia sings of hospital gowns and uncertainty, untying a complex knot of familial anxiety, guilt, and acceptance, while embracing the determination to move forward: I’ll still live like I’m dying/But I won’t let it take me down. “It’s about finding ways to not be defined by these circumstances, and to move past them with resilience,” she affirms.
Known for their stunning vocals and sharp, literate songwriting, BAILEN have cultivated a passionate following and emerged in indie circles via word of mouth, robust playlisting (with well over 25 millions streams to date!) and steady touring with artists such as Hozier, Amos Lee, The Lone Bellow, and Joseph, to name a few.
BAILEN’s nation-wide, 25-date tour resumes on May 12, with a stop in Toronto on May 16, before finishing with a hometown show at New York’s venerable Le Poisson Rouge on May 20.
BAILEN ON TOUR:
May 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brendas
May 13 – Washington, D.C. – Miracle Theatre
May 14 – Pittsburgh, PA – Thunderbird Café
May 16 – Toronto, ON – The Drake Hotel
May 18 – Fairfield, CT – Stageone
May 19 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
May 20 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge