Liam Bailey has been knocking on our ear drums since we first got put on last year, so much so that he earned his way to the top of our 2014 Artists To Watch list. Now it seems it’s time for a proper unveiling as his debut Definitely Now LP premiered today on Jay Z‘s Life + Times outlet, opening the young UK soulster to a world that’s yet to wrap their domes around the genre-smashing sonics of Mr. Bailey. We’ve been throwing gem after gem at y’all over the past few months, bringing intimate acoustic takes like “On My Mind” and ruckus gray-area rockers like the sultry single “Villain” to the table, but today we’re giving you that full service treatment. Stream Liam Bailey’s Definitely Now LP below and read a word from the artist on the album’s creation. If your eyes & ears remain as pleased as ours, preorder your copy on iTunes today ahead of its August 19th drop via Salaam Remi‘s Flying Buddha Records.
“To make this album, I tried to channel my deepest intentions and sense of self, whilst also collaborating with incredible people. I pushed myself into strange and uncomfortable territories at times to make sure no stone was left unturned. The creative process was about capturing a true reflection of who I am at this time.”