Aside from his stirring social commentary piece "Love My Neighbor" a couple of years ago, Liam Bailey's solo studio output practically came to a halt after the 2014 release of Definitely Now. Turns out, the pressures of fame began to take a toll – he desperately needed a break and took the time to clear his head and practice self-care. The hiatus paid off, leading to a supporting slot on Paloma Faith's The Architect Tour over the summer and a new EP scheduled for release on November 9th.
In anticipation of the project, Liam has dropped a brand new single titled, "Brother, Why You Gotta Love Her," featuring his longtime collaborator Maverick Sabre. The slinky Rich Cooper production is a bit different from the edgy, rock-tinged, reggae-soul that dominated Definitely Now. But change isn't always a bad thing. In fact, Mr. Bailey reveals, “I was inspired to write the song after getting out of a long and painful situation that I was in with someone. We loved something other than ourselves and it led to a toxic place. I didn't mean to write the song, I just let things go in the studio and see what happened.”
While the song itself speaks of walking away from a toxic relationship, the overall vibe is incredibly chill. We're digging Liam's new sound and can't wait to hear what else he's been working on. After previewing "Brother, Why You Gotta Love Her" below, make sure you download a copy for your permanent collection. Connect with the singer via his website and on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for album updates and more.