Last Friday, BAYLI returned with “TELLY BAG,” her latest single and follow up to her critical smash debut EP, stories from new york, which she released last year. The track’s title is a play on the Telfar bag, created by fellow NYC-based designer Telfar Clemmens, who rose to prominence since launching his eponymous fashion house back in 2006.
BAYLI, herself having roots in the punk rock scene fronting The Skins, has catalyzed “TELLY BAG” as nothing short of an evolved, genre-bending ode to self-expression. Its accompanying music video features a cast of creatives in the LGBTQ community that both she and Clemmens are a part of, including fashion models such as Diallo Mitch and Brendan Jordan, as well as Kidd Kenn, one of the first gay rappers signed to Def Jam Records.
Further, BAYLI states of the song’s intent:
“TELLYBAG’ is an homage to the powerful impact black, queer art and expression has had in 2022 so far, so Telfar being the centerpiece for this track was only fitting”. She adds, “The audience that ‘TELLYBAG’ was made for is a reflection of the brand’s motto “not for you—for everybody.”