On his second album A Light That Never Dies which will be released in North America on June 2, 2015 via Forty Below Records (MRI/RED), KaiL Baxley has returned with a hard hitting, lush and beautifully haunting collection of songs. Co-produced with Producer/Engineer Eric Corne whose recording credits include Lucinda Williams, Glen Campbell, Kim Deal and John Mayall, the album was recorded over the last year in three different cities (Los Angeles, CA; Brooklyn, NY; and Charleston, SC).
KaiL Baxley's genre-bending music blends blues, indie rock, soul, gospel, and syncopated hiphop-style beats into a most exquisite and easily drinkable cocktail of sound – a sound that he has dubbed "Soul Swagger".
KaiL’s debut effort, Heatstroke/The Wind and the War, was presented as a double EP which displayed the yin and yang of his musical range. A surprise nominee for NPR's Album Of The Year, it received critical acclaim, including a debut at SXSW, where Baxley was tapped as, “One of NPR’s top new artists” by All Songs Considered.
"Literate, sensitive and feverishly good, Baxley writes moody shuffles, haunting gospel-workouts and bluesy testimonials that are lush, knowing and wise." - Alex Green, Stereo Embers
"Your new favorite artist" - Salvatore Bono, Huffington Post
released June 2, 2015
All songs written by KaiL Baxley (ASCAP)
Produced by Eric Corne & KaiL Baxley
Engineered and Mixed by Eric Corne
String and horn arrangements by Eric Corne & KaiL Baxley
Mastered by Mark Chalecki & Eric @ Little RedBook Mastering, Los Angeles, CA
KaiL Baxley: lead vocals, background vocals, acoustic guitar, slide guitar, bass, Hammond B3, analog synth, percussion, beatbox, vocal harp
Eric Corne: harmonica, bells, tambourine
Kiel Feher: drums
Blair Sinta: drums, buckets
Ian Walker: bass
Eamon Ryland: electric guitar
Aodhen O'Reilly: electric guitar
Bartholomew Marcel: slide guitar
Dave Ralicke: horns, flute
Freddy Koella: violin
Eric Gorfain: violin
Richard Dodd: cello
Hunter Elizabeth: background vocals
Mariana Bell: background vocals
. White: background vocals
Backing Choir: Joel Eckels, Michael Doman, Earth to Moon, Mariana Bell, C.C
. White, Hunter Elizabeth, Allen Price, Scotty Gould
Recorded at Sea Horse Sound, Forty Below Studio & Monkey Business Audio, Los Angeles, CA, Four Foot Studios, Brooklyn, NY & Hybrid Audio Solutions, Charleston, SC.
Assistant Engineers: Scotty Guold & Allen Price at Hybrid Audio Solutions, Gabriel Galvin at Foor FootStudios, Alex DeGroot at Sea Horse Sound, Ben Loshin at Forty Below Studio & Ruifu Wang at Monkey Business Audio.
Cover photography: Dean Mitchell, Sleeve Photo: Kristina Lisa, Graphic Design: Jeremy A. Oliver, Art Direction: KaiL Baxley