The smooth voiced Eddy Bayes from Nashville has graced us once again with his inspirational musical presence. Releasing his new song titled “Motionless” from the upcoming album Drama Queen, listeners are treated to a truly beautiful musical experience. In the same vein as Ben Howard and The John Butler Trio, Eddy Bayes has created a song drenched in raw and honest emotion. The clean and sweet sounding guitars are perfectly match with Eddy Bayes soft and airy vocals. The track itself has a real thoughtful and somewhat melancholic feel to it, which if you are an artist at heart, this is exactly the type of song that speaks to you.
With thoughtful lyrics that echo the sentiments of so many, Eddy Bayes sings to us, “so afraid of her life creeping on”, and it is a powerful musical moment. The added violins near the end of the song create an even more haunting atmosphere, and for many this might actually end up hitting a bit too close to home; but they will no doubt come back and take another listen when emotionally ready.
There isn’t much in the way of any constructive criticism that I can give on this beautiful gem, as it has all the makings of a great song. The vocals were handled perfectly, the guitar is a true star on its own, and the added layers of sound are perfectly placed; I suppose the only real issue I have is the brevity of the song. Coming in under three minutes long, in many ways this song feels like it ends just as soon as it starts, and perhaps that is because I like this that much, and I could easily have listened to this track if it ran over six or even ten minutes long. It is quite simply one of the most beautiful new pieces of music I have heard, and for that I would ask that you take a listen.
If this is only a taste of what we can expect off of the upcoming Drama Queen album, then I am excited about what Eddy Bayes has to offer, and I will be there to buy the album when it hits shelves.