'Thrilled To Be Here,' Bailen perform a live set in The Current studio

BAILEN perform 'Your Love Is All I Know' from their album, 'Thrilled To Be Here,' live in The Current studio. (Nate Ryan; Minju Kim | MPR)
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  • BAILEN - Your Love Is All I Know (Live at The Current) 03:35
  • BAILEN - I Was Wrong (Live at The Current) 03:13
  • BAILEN - 25, For The Last Time (Live at The Current) 03:47

It seemed destined to happen — at long last, Bailen performed in The Current studio on Monday. Bailen had attempted to get here in February, but a relentless Minnesota snowstorm kept them at bay. Thankfully, they were able to connect with The Current just a couple weeks later in the much more hospitable climate of Austin, Texas, where they performed a creekside set during the SXSW music festival.

But with June's kinder weather, Bailen finally visited The Current studio in St. Paul. The morning after opening for Hozier at the State Theatre in Minneapolis, the three siblings — Julia, Daniel and David Bailen — got to play songs and have a conversation with host Jade.

Just as it seemed to be destiny for Bailen to perform at The Current, it seems preordained that the Bailen siblings would have careers in music. Children of musicians, Julia, Daniel and David grew up in the musical orbit of New York City, where their many music pursuits included singing in the children's choir for Met Opera productions.

"Our house is this crazy port of musical culture," David says. "We'd wake up with a chamber group in the living room, and we're rehearsing in the bedroom and my dad's teaching in the backroom and there's someone practicing violin in the bathroom. There's always something musical happening, and [our parents] definitely imparted that unto us."

"But as far as them pushing us to do this — that didn't happen at all," Daniel adds. "They weren't crazy stage parents or anything like that."

During their set, Bailen performed a couple songs from their album, Thrilled To Be Here, as well as a new song. Use the audio player above to listen to the complete in-studio session with Bailen.

Songs Performed


"Your Love Is All I Know"
"I Was Wrong"
"25, For The Last Time"
Songs 1 and 2 are from BAILEN's 2019 album, Thrilled To Be Here, available on Fantasy Records. The third song is an unreleased single.

Hosted by Jade
Produced by Derrick Stevens
Engineered by Michael DeMark and Adam Biel
Visuals by Nate Ryan and Minju Kim
Web feature by Luke Taylor

External Link

Bailen - official site

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    Daniel Bailen of Bailen tunes his five-string bass in The Current studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Bailen perform in The Current studio
    David Bailen of Bailen performs in The Current studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Bailen perform in The Current studio
    David Bailen of Bailen performs in The Current studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Bailen perform in The Current studio
    Bailen perform in The Current studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    Bailen perform in The Current studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Bailen perform in The Current studio
    Daniel and Julia Bailen of Bailen perform in The Current studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Bailen perform in The Current studio
    David Bailen of Bailen performs in The Current studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Bailen perform in The Current studio
    Daniel Bailen of Bailen performs in The Current studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Bailen perform in The Current studio
    Julia Bailen of Bailen performs in The Current studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    Bailen perform in The Current studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    Julia Bailen in The Current studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Bailen perform in The Current studio
    Daniel Bailen performs in The Current studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Bailen perform in The Current studio
    Julia Bailen of Bailen performing in The Current studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Bailen perform in The Current studio
    Julia Bailen of Bailen performs in The Current studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    David Bailen of Bailen performing in The Current studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)