Liam Bailey – It’s Not The Same EP review

Posted on 25 July 2011
By Matt Barden
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Bailey’s third EP release kicks straight off with the kind of big soul tune we’ve come to expect from the Nottingham born singer.

It’s Not the Same is a 60s inspired track, which sees Liam crooning over some nicely choreographed brass work and showing off his spectacular vocals.

Bailey has garnered some recent attention for his work on the Chase & Status single, Blind Faith. He reinvents the track here, with a slow, smooth, acoustic backed number that will have you forgetting the London duo’s electronic version.

Older Than the Sun has the husky voiced songwriter returning to his soul roots. The chilled beat, broken up with jagged drums, has a smooth, warm summery feel; perfect for the coming months.

On the closing track Bailey really hits top form. Mixing soul with a blues rock riff and conjuring images of smoke filled back rooms and trilbies, On My Mind is a reminder that there may be a place in the mainstream for the soul/singer-songwriter.

Bailey has the knack of bringing something fresh to the table, all the while making you feel nostalgic for an era of music long gone.

It’s Not the Same shows off his undeniable talent and hopefully his debut album, Out of the Shadows (due to drop this September), will bring more of the same quality.