Indie electronic artist, Carl Bailey has released his newest project, EFX. What makes this release special is that he released the project on his birthday 11/12. EFX in the follow-up EP to VOX, which was released three years ago. Since the release of VOX, Carl Bailey has grown as an artist. EFX opens up with “Blow,” and as soon as the song starts, Carl’s voice warps you into this world. We asked Carl about the recorded process of EFX, he said:
“When it comes down to recording, I have to be 100% comfortable. I do all my recording at home, myself. For me, It’s also about the convenience and being able to trust my ear. Eric Dubois and I worked remotely on this EP, and we were pretty open to reach other. Somehow, he’s able to translate the ideas that I articulate to him effortlessly. Creating a layered production that didn’t sound one-dimensional was definitely a priority, as well as experimenting with different vocal textures and plugins.”
Our personal favorite song on the project is “Blacklight.” This is also Carl’s favorite from the project. He reveals that “Blacklight was a completely different song.”
“I felt like there was an opportunity to do something else…something I hadn’t done before. I deleted all the original vocals and just free-styled it. No pen. No paper. The song also pays a hint of homage to one of my favorite albums.
Listening to a project by Carl Bailey, you are in for an experience. Carl’s music transcends reality, and takes you on an audio-visual journey in your mind. We asked Carl what did he want his listeners to take away from his music? He answered:
“I want listeners to take away the importance of having a vision and executing it no matter how big or small. Technology and the internet are both in an interesting place, despite our political climate. We all have platforms and should be using them uniquely in our own right as opposed to sharing the same messages.”
Listen to EFX below.