Friday, January 28, 2022

BAYWUD Gets Vulnerable With Quietly Moving Single ‘In The Arms Of Silence’

BAYWUD is starting 2022 off strong with the release of the expansive, stunning single ‘In The Arms Of Silence’.

The LA-based artist is known for tackling heavy topics through the lens of hope, bringing his candid honesty, soul, and mellow vocals to a wide range of subjects. ‘In The Arms Of Silence’, co-written with veteran LA songwriter Rune Westberg, is no different.

The track is an ode to the importance of vulnerability, humility, and knowing when to be quiet. BAYWUD’s wisdom pours through heartfelt, humbling lyrics such as, “Takes a strong mind to know when it’s time to say nothing at all”.

The track’s lyrical beauty truly shines in its haunting chorus as BAYWUD pleads, “So come down from your holy mountain / Let go of your favourite ghost / And tear down all your walls of sound and / Meet me in the arms of silence.” The track uses his knack for balancing difficult subjects with optimism to its advantage. It captures despair, vulnerability, and hope without coming off as negative or self-righteous, but rather as truly authentic.

‘In The Arms Of Silence’ uses understated but breathtaking instrumentals to bring the listener in. Soft guitar opens the song, carrying BAYWUD’s vocals for the verses, and layered harmonies paired with harder electric guitar and drums bring the song’s deeply moving chorus to life. BAYWUD’s voice stands out, quietly intense with a touch of raspiness that lends itself well to the track’s gentle nature. The track’s instrumental thrums with this same quiet intensity, creating a sense of serenity and a space where vulnerability is welcome.

BAYWUD and Westberg, who previously collaborated on BAYWUD’s second EP ‘Home’, have proven to be a dynamic collaboration. Westberg’s stunning lyricism paired with BAYWUD’s remarkable musicianship have created an inspiring body of work that is sure to bring comfort and meaning to everyone who listens to it. BAYWUD’s debut album is set for release this year, and if his recent releases are any indication of what’s to come, the album will be a stunning and highly anticipated testament to his artistry.

Bella DeSouza-Cook


Image: ‘In The Arms Of Silence’ Official Single Cover (PRESS)

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