Discovery: Bailey Tomkinson

Though new to us, St. Ives-based Bailey Tomkinson has already been making waves on the UK scene. With coverage in national newspapers and previous chart-topping releases, Bailey has already been marked out as one to watch. Her new single is called Skin.

By Graeme Smith

Feature Photo by Natalie Michele @nat_michele

In Skin, Bailey takes on the subject of a friendship that’s hit the rocks, and it’s beautifully told through descriptive lyrics, her beautiful vocals and a musical arrangement that starts stripped back but gradually builds. It’s acoustic pop at its best.

Among Bailey’s influences are Sam Fender, Bruce Springsteen and Phoebe Bridgers, as well as Taylor Swift, who she’s been described as the “Britain’s answer” to by Brad Paisley. Fans of any of those artists will find a lot to love in Skin. You can check it out below.

And if you like your music with some pop sensibilities, be sure to follow our That’s Where You’ll Find Me playlist on Spotify.