Today, “fav pop songstress” (Ladygunn) Bailey Bryan finally released her long-awaited project Fresh Start (via 300 Entertainment). The project offers a glimpse into Bailey’s journey towards self-reflection and personal growth, and captivates the listener through her emblematic tracks, allowing them to embark on a path of self-discovery alongside her.
According to Bailey, Fresh Start is “life, love and the pursuit of confidence, because that’s the category that all the songs fall into.” Bailey describes the collection of candid songs as her method of “getting ahold of myself and starting the rebuild, but finding that it never really ends” and uses her newfound security in her artistic image to show that “every element of this project comes from a place of independence.” Bailey Bryan is ready for a ‘Fresh Start,’ and her optimistic attitude towards growth and acceptance is carried through her newly refined sound and confident persona.
The project opens with title track “Fresh Start,” an upbeat record that centers around the beauty and the pain of moving on from a relationship and serves as the perfect opening for the project, solidifying the theme from the beginning. Advanced tracks “play w/ me”, “Don’t Call Me” and self-proclaimed sensitive bad bitch anthem, “Roster,” which have already received praise from American Songwriter, UPROXX and Billboard, offer heavy beat drops, making the songs a superb pop-R&B blend and ideal for blasting with girlfriends during a night out. The tracks also had viral success on TikTok as Bailey has worked up quite a following on the app with nearly 200k fans and often shares empowering videos that imbue confidence in herself and others.