Americana Highways brings you this video premiere of Guy Forsyth and Jeska Bailey’s “Daddy’s Listening.” The song is from their July release, Conspirators (Small and Nimble Records). Conspirators was recorded, mixed & mastered by Matt Smith at Six String Ranch in Austin Texas. “Daddy’s Listening” was written by Jeska Bailey & Guy Forsyth, and performed by the duo. The video was recorded at Six String Ranch — shot, directed and edited by Stephen Adubodour.
In a red room, under a crystal chandelier, the music’s western suspense will draw you in and Jeska’s vocals will keep you rapt. Guy Forsyth & Jeska Bailey have created a brash, bluesy context for contemporary tales and struggles in Conspirators. We all live in a panopticon now, and Forsyth & Bailey give that notion a firm musical smackdown in “Daddy’s Listening.”
This song was written from real experiences attempting to work my (Bailey) mind around the interesting situation in which my daughters phone calls were being recorded which was suggested by Guy as a way to focus my upset into positive creative energy. But this piece is an onion with many different layers and it says something about the loss of privacy that so many people feel today. — Jeska Bailey