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James Baley Releases “Banishment” (Single)

Juno Award-winning musician and multi-disciplinary artist James Baley releases the new single “Banishment” from his forthcoming album A Story available on September 24th, 2021.

“Banishment” is an urgent, hard-hitting track that fuses gospel vocals with house and ballroom sensibilities, and acts as a call for celebration of freedom for Black queer community members, and the need to break away. Banishment is also Baley’s first solo house/ballroom track and features guest Twysted Miyake-Mugler the celebrated Vogue performer and co-founder of the Toronto Kiki Ballroom Alliance. “[Banishment] is about being banished from the (religious) communities that raised you and moving through the mix of feelings that come with grief,” explains Baley. “In the context of this song, Banishment is not a punishment, but rather an opportunity to explore and move closer to one’s truth and destiny. Inspired by my queer experience, Banishment speaks to my journey and the consequences that come with choosing authenticity…it will get you up and leave you wanting more.”

Twitter: @ImJamesBaley

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