In dedication to her late brother Zane, Bailey James’ “The Crow” is a beautiful perspective of being inspired by someone through a spirit animal after they have passed. Crows are often seen as a symbol of change, regeneration, and contemplation and were an animal that Zane felt drawn to. Now, when Bailey spots crows, she senses that he is close and that he comes to her when she needs help or to focus. James’ lyrics express how whenever she feels as if she’s “woken up from a nightmare,” she finds comfort hearing him “in the distance.”
“The Crow” Official Music Video Link: https://youtu.be/ft7L-KrUuZY
“My brother had an affinity for crows. My dad now has a tattoo of a crow that my brother had intended to get. Now when I see a crow, I know he is with me as they come when I need help or focus.” – Bailey James
“The Crow’s” lyrics are empowered through strong instrumentation, mixing a variety of guitars, drums, and percussive instruments. Jame’s impressive vocal delivery takes these mature lyrics to the next level as she brilliantly maneuvers between her raspy belt and breathtaking upper register wail. The music builds in moments when her lyrics express that she feels her spirit’s presence, as she cries out “fly for me, show me where I should go.” Overall, “The Crow” symbolically inspires us to find the good within the sorrow in our life.
About The Artist:
Bailey James is an up-and-coming rock n’ roll superstar in the making. She has a wide variety of musical influences from classic country artists like Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash to R&B/soul artists like Amy Winehouse and Etta James. Bailey has a resume like no other for at such a young age. She has garnered over 250,000 fans across her social media platforms. She has traveled across the US on a radio tour and has had the honor to perform at the world-famous Bluebird Cafe. Bailey has also participated in CMA Fest in Nashville, TN.
Bailey’s last single “Finally Free” was named “Opry Circle Release of the Week.” Bailey has charted numerous times on Music Row’s Country Breakout Chart, including a top 40. She is also a Golden Ticket alum of American Idol 2019. Bailey is also a member of the Song Suffragettes, an all-female country music singer-songwriter weekly showcase in Nashville, TN. James’ single “Finally Free” also charted on Billboard.
In addition, Bailey was appointed as the first National Youth Advocate for The Jason Foundation. She is dedicated to raising awareness for suicide prevention through education and empowerment on behalf of this important non-profit organization both in her live shows and across her social media. In 2022, Bailey started her own mental health movement, Finally Free Movement. Finally Free is a movement to help bring awareness to the struggles of mental illness and to support suicide prevention. James has built a platform for others to seek help and gain more information on healing their traumas and mental health.
You can learn more about Finally Free Movement at finallyfree.org.