‘I know better’ is Lily Bauer’s minimalist acoustic-pop gem

When that first crystalline vocal note emerged from the backdrop of soft acoustic guitar strings, we knew that we were onto something special with Lily Bauer‘s new single ‘I know better’. As you’ll discover, this is a highly introspective song that digs into the commonality of the human experience of trust, confidence, making mistakes, and loneliness. We’ve all been in that position at one time or another when we’re torn between listening to our head and our heart.

The Stockholm-based artist unravels this complex emotional picture through gentle guitar chords and stirring vocal; it’s a minimal approach to folk and pop songwriting, but one that’s effective, honest and vulnerable. The simplicity of the production allows Bauer‘s voice and lyrics to shine through, delivering an authentic and relatable message. The track is delicately crafted, with every note, chord and lyric contributing to a rich soundscape that feels both ethereal and grounded..

With the beautiful textures and moving words of ‘I know better‘, this singer-songwriter readily aligns herself with some of indie-folks contemporary icons like Birdy, Lizzy McAlpine and Phoebe Bridgers. It’s an intimate sound that is both modern and timeless, conveying her personal experience with such grace.

It’s clear that Lily Bauer is a rising talent to watch, and ‘I know better‘ is a song that will undoubtedly resonate with listeners who have struggled with similar feelings of self-doubt and uncertainty.

You can also listen to ‘I know better’ in our Shades of Pop and Folk This Way playlists.

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