Watch Rick Rubin mentee, BAYLI, perform ‘Think of Drugs’ live from London

Los Angeles-based sensation, known by many as BAYLI, has released a live rendition of her fan favourite ‘Think of Drugs’ record. Embodying the early 2000s Garage band look, donning an almost Harley Quinn coiffure, the young singer delivers a powerful but laid-back performance. Her voice is raspy but sultry. A perfect companion for the Rock-ish guitar ensemble that makes the backbone of ‘Think of Drugs’. The Brooklyn-raised songstress uses a clever narcotic analogy to describe a toxic relationship filled with themes of addiction and delusions. An obese Pop bass and escalating lead synths create a modern Pop-Rock feel. It makes sense for BAYLI because she comes from a Punk background. The Ruck Rubin mentee is praised for her empowering songwriting, evident in her recent work, ‘TELLY BAG’, where she speaks to the gay community.

Written by Mufaro "Forbes" Mujuru

I am passionate about African music, the business, and expanding markets behind it. I write bits about it on GRUNGECAKE. I am also the founder of Big Soko Music Group Ltd and the head behind Commune Curate.

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