Back in September 2017, Wildfire broke down barriers to win rapturous praise right across the music media landscape. “Every genre,” says Bailey with a smile. “That was such a surprise.” Indeed ‘Wildfire’ charted at No.2 in the iTunes blues charts, reached No. 1 in the IBBA charts, and has clocked up over 2.5 million streams on Spotify.
“Wildfire was written over five years,” says Elles, “Road I call Home was written over one. It tells the story of touring Wildfire, & how much my life has changed since. I feel it delves deeper, & deals with loss, love, anger, determination & life on the road, with more than 200 gigs under my belt and many miles travelled.
Like its chart-topping predecessor, Elles’ new album features co-writing contributions from high-calibre collaborators, including British hit-maker Ivor Novello Award winner Roger Cook, storied Memphis & Nashville giant Bobby Wood, as well as Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) on the infectious ‘Little Piece of Heaven’.
Elles Bailey will be back on the road in 2019, preceded by the powerful new single Medicine Man as an enticing taster of next year’s amazing new album.