Liam Bailey - Ekundayo
Big Crown Records present the Leon Michels produced Liam Bailey debut Ekundayo. This album is a long time in the making, and after listening, clearly worth the wait. It didn’t take a long time to record, but it did take years for all the stars to line up.
Credit to Leon's hand, elements of Jamaican production are everywhere, peppered throughout the record. Like the pitch-perfect organ stabs that push through the authentically positive White Light, or the muted, percussive guitar strums that chug along in the back of Fight. In the same vein of any fantastic singer/songwriter album, Ekundayo is a reflection of who Liam Bailey is, taking on topics and approaches he never would think of just a few years ago. Some evidence: Ugly Truth is about reconnecting with his biological father, a subject he once thought would be too personal to address. The journey from conforming to major labels to this latest record has been a long one for Liam, and a bit of a struggle. But struggle may be the only way we truly grow and evolve. With a new clarity of purpose, sound, and life, Liam has found joy out of those struggles. And it's called Ekundayo.
Format / LP, limited edition translucent red pressing
Label / Big Crown
Cat No / BCR091LPC2
Genre / Soul
Release date / 13 November 2020