The Bay Rays are a thrilling rock trio heralding from Kent – the home place of ferocious punk duo Slaves – and late last year released their incredibly catchy single ‘Satisfaction’. After racking up hundreds of thousands of plays on Spotify, and landing on many alternative playlists on the other side of the Atlantic, the band has finally revealed the video to their hit song.
‘Satisfaction’ carries a jovial and fun-loving positive vibe throughout the track, but there is a second much deeper side to the record underneath the carefree blissfulness of the music. Lyrics describe the longing to break free and become a more social person, conflicted with a second desire to not lose their true personality through gaining popularity. The protagonist’s dilemma can be sensed in lyrics included in an insatiably catchy chorus, and one instance is: “Hey love is so free and easy/but it just won’t satisfy me”. The vocals and overall style of ‘Satisfaction’ has had The Bay Rays compared to acclaimed indie bands of the mid-noughties, such as Kings of Leon and The Zutons.
The newly released video for ‘Satisfaction’ sees the band perform on a retro-set television show in front of their biggest fans and potentially thousands of other viewers, and hints of the song’s deeper meaning are teased during the duration of the clip. The concept of the video is smart and entertaining all the way through, and you can watch it here.
In more exciting announcements for the trio, on the 31st March, The Bay Rays will be performing at London’s Sebright Arms for their first live show in the capital, coinciding with the day of the release of their first EP.
Words by Georgia Stephenson.