Bailey Baum on Influences, New Music, and Superpowers

Bailey Baum is a rising pop artist from Dallas, Texas.

Baum's latest single, "Bad For Me," shows off her reflective, dreamlike sound and relatable lyrics. The track is a perfect combination of chill lo-fi beats, catchy melodies, and vulnerable lyrical content with which listeners can easily empathize. "Bad For Me" will appear on Baum's upcoming EP, Over It, and unites fans through the shared experience of navigating a heartbreak.

We spoke to Bailey Baum about her influences, new music, dream superpowers, and more. Read the full interview below and listen to "Bad For Me."

At what age did you start playing music?

I started singing when I was young, but I began doing it more professionally when I was 11 or 12. I’m also learning to play the piano right now.

How would you describe your sound?

My sound is very dreamy and emotional, and it’s constantly changing. I pull inspiration from a lot of different people, but there’s no one word to describe my music.

Who are your musical influences?

I became a big fan of Lana Del Rey when I was around 15. I also really love Christina Perri, Kacey Musgraves, and the Beatles.

Talk to me about your latest release, “Bad For Me.”

It’s part of my EP, Over It, which will be out next month. “Bad For Me” came from me writing my thoughts and feelings for about a month. I had gone through my first heartbreak, and it was really hard. I wanted to call the person back and go back to an unhealthy pattern, but I knew they were bad for me. When something like that happens, everything reminds you of them and you just want to reach out again even though you know you shouldn’t; that’s what this song is about.

What were the last three songs you listened to?