Local artist of the week Jessie Baylin recently released her fourth studio album, Strawberry Wind, via New West Records. The New Jersey-bred, Nashville-based artist collaborated with the late producer/songwriter/musician, Richard Swift (The Shins, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Nightsweats, Foxygen). The new record not only delivers an honest album for kids and parents, but it represents what Baylin calls the “beautiful divide,” of juggling her family life with her creative life.
“The divide in me is easy to feel because I invest 100% of myself into my family and often the creative gets put to the side. So when I decided to begin writing for this album it just poured out of me,” Baylin says.
“Since becoming a mother, I found myself being around the house a lot, and I started gravitating to these wonderful older albums to listen to with my child — The Beatles, John Lennon, Roger Miller, Harry Nilsson’s The Point!, and Carole King’s Really Rosie. I realized that people aren’t making albums like that anymore, and that really inspired me to go down this new musical path. Little did I know while recording Strawberry Wind that I was pregnant with my second child.”
Listen to her latest single “It’s The Summertime” below and all week long on Lightning 100. Don’t miss Baylin with Erin Rae this Sunday at 3rd & Lindsley. Buy your tickets here.