Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Rachel Baiman - "When You Bloom (Colorado)"

Photo via Facebook

There's just something about the music of Rachel Baiman. On one hand, a song like "When You Bloom (Colorado)" is a straightforward singer/songwriter song. It's leaning heavily towards being folky and rootsy but it's a little too adult contemporary to squarely fit into those boxes. It's well done mainstream music. On the other hand, it's not. Baiman just has this odd factor in her music that sets her apart. Maybe it's that she has this truly unique quality to her voice that's beautiful but not traditionally so. It's more captivating. Or maybe it's that the music is full but still sparse, with a beat just a little too upbeat to fit the song but that makes the song far more interesting. Whatever it is, Rachel Baiman anything new from Rachel Baiman is always a must listen.

In a Facebook post from Signature Sounds, Rachel Baiman explains the new song:

"This is a song for my little sister. We had a tumultuous relationship at times throughout our childhood, but in our adult years we have become extremely close friends. She moved to Nashville a few years back, and I’ve come to rely on her heavily and feel very protective of her. She recently accepted an offer for a PhD program in Boulder, Colorado, and while I’m happy to see her chase her dreams, it also breaks my heart a little bit because I had envisioned being able to see her through so many more phases of her life. It’s a feeling of wanting to be there every step of the way to make sure that she won’t get hurt and knowing that I can’t do that."

You can listen to "When You Bloom (Colorado)" below. Cycles is due out June 11 on Signature Sound Recordings. You can pre-order a copy here. For more on Rachel Baiman, check out the artist's website.

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