Review: "Can't Lose" - Bailey Tomkinson
A homage to 70’s classic rock with a mix of Taylor Swift, Bailey Tomkinson’s “Can’t Lose” is a recent UK indie/pop sensation. A day at the beach combined with the struggles of a up-and-coming musician perfectly details the vibe of this song. Her lyrics “can’t lose something you never had” echoes the ways of life found in New York City and shows a level of depth and maturity from Bailey. This song carries a powerful message, as no matter your upbringing or situation, everyone can relate to the chorus line in some way. I feel as though this song is a great source of motivation for those who are struggling and need to pick themselves back up in life.
A classic line-up of instruments similar to the Beatles sets up a classic but incredible sound that’s easy to sit back and listen to. Bailey ups the intensity in the chorus with instruments like the organ and saxophone to give it that unique twist that makes it so indie. The vocals are the cherry on top of the cake: the background vocals provide a soulful atmosphere while Bailey herself provides a stunning performance. I could only imagine how great it would be live in concert!
From St Ives, Cornwall, singer/songwriter Bailey Tomkinson is a new and talented artist emerging in the UK. In August of 2020, she took the world by storm as she reached #1 on the iTunes charts with her hit single “Silent Suffering.” She was later recognized in Time Magazine for her song “Bright Red” which gained popularity among social justice groups in the 2021 G7 Summit in her hometown. Bailey’s music can be found on Spotify, YouTube, Pandora, and Apple Music. You can also catch her live in concert by visiting her website for the latest information on her tours around the UK. Definitely give her a listen!
Written By Aaron Soltis