One of the breakout voices of the burgeoning British blues scene is back with a brand new video and follow-up to her critically acclaimed sophomore album.
Elles Bailey has dropped the enchanting clip for Angel From Montgomery – a beautiful cover of the John Prine classic – ahead of the physical release of Blacktop Companion.
And following a standout set at this summer’s Ramblin’ Man Fair, the talented singer songwriter is readying herself for an extended run of UK shows.
“Penned by the incomparable John Prine, it’s one of my favourite songs,” says Elles of Angel From Montgomery.
“I’ve been playing it out live, on and off, for the last couple of years. I recorded this version in Nashville in the same session as I recorded most of Road I Call Home – which was almost 18 months ago – so I’m looking forward to sharing this with the world.”
Blacktop Companion is a nine-track set complementing Road I Call Home. The record features a mix of covers, reworked Bailey originals and previously unreleased tracks.
“Blacktop Companion marks the continuation of this epic Road I Call Home adventure that I have travelled for the last year or so,” she added.
“It tells a lot more of the story! It also highlights my incredible live band who have toured this record with me, and I am so grateful for their talents, humour and for just being wonderful human beings!”
Blacktop Companion is available for pre-order on Bailey’s website and features three fully-produced, previously-unheard tracks from the Road I Call Home recording sessions in Nashville, three live-in-the-studio alternative band versions of songs from Road I Call Home, acoustic versions of Miss Me When I’m Gone and Medicine Man and a cover of Levon Helm’s When I Go Away.