BAILEN’s gorgeous harmonies, striking arrangements and evocative songwriting springs from a very deep well. Growing up in NYC, the siblings, David, Daniel (twins!) and Julia Bailen were raised by their professional orchestral musician parents, and the young trio immersed themselves in a record collection that included Simon & Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell, Carole King and The Band. Their amazing three-part harmonies have been compared to The Staves and Fleet Foxes, however, on their debut album, Thrilled To Be Here, BAILEN have created something all their own. Produced by GRAMMY-Award winner John Congleton (St. Vincent, Manchester Orchestra, The War on Drugs), BAILEN’s shiny gleam and meticulous songcraft combine with the group’s unusual self-awareness, musicality and bite.
Named one of Sofar Sounds’ Artists to Watch in 2018, BAILEN has toured or collaborated with The Lone Bellow, Amos Lee and Joseph, among many others. Modern, melodic and soulful, BAILEN is twisting pop music in new directions, an undeniable, and welcome new arrival.
Videos & Press
[Billboard] By Madeleine Fernando New York-based sibling act Bailen (David, Daniel and Julia Bailen) explore the feelings of excitement and hesitation that come with falling in love on their song “Something Tells Me,” premiering exclusively on Billboard today (April 18). David initially wrote the chorus and one verse of “Something Tells Me” after meeting his current girlfriend. Upon hearing […]
[Stereogum] By Julia Gray BAILEN is made up of fraternal twins Daniel and David Bailen and their younger sister Julia. The NYC-based trio craft melodies that sound more country than city, laced with dusty guitars and harmonies. Today, the band announce their debut album, Thrilled To Be Here, with its lead single, “I Was Wrong.” […]