Atlanta Dream Pop Artist BATHE ALONE Shares New Single “Missionary Ridge”; Double EP Out 8/04

June 30, 2023 BY Jason Currell

Atlanta dream pop artist Bathe Alone shares her ethereal new single, “Missionary Ridge,” along with the haunting official video. It is the last offering from their upcoming double EP, Fall With The Lights Down (Velma) & (Louise)that will be released on August 4th. She adds, “This is one of my favorite songs on the record. It’s all total nostalgia, taking me back to my grandparent’s house in Chattanooga. Some of my memories growing up there were of such mundane things, but as I grow older, I’ve realized how important those memories are. My hope with this song was to pay tribute to that place and those times that feel so far away now. I worked with some close friends, Nic Huey and Paula Harding, to create a video that sort of captures the feeling of looking back on those memories as an adult.”


The Fall With The Lights Down compilation is a sonic expression of nostalgic longing, with each part dedicated to one of multi-instrumentalist Bailey Crone’s great-grandmothers whom she never met and are pictured on the cover of their namesake EP. She explains, “I was browsing my dad’s Facebook, and he had uploaded all of these family photos. She just looks super unhappy and out of context being on a boat. Then there’s another photo of the other great-grandma in a yellow vest with a picnic basket next to her. I thought these photos were so weird and powerful.” While Fall With The Lights Down’s imagery is primarily centered around Crone’s great-grandmothers, the project also considers the many ways we experience loss (which extends to the absence of a pet) and the good memories one makes while young that one will look back on forever. The double EP will be available as one album on vinyl through The Record Machine.

Growing up with a formal background in classical music, Crone first burrowed her way into the Peach State’s indie scene as a teenager. She picked up drums, guitar, and bass early on and sharpened her skills playing in various bands, including touring as the drummer for the buzzy Girlpuppy. Bathe Alone was founded on her skills as a drummer, with influences from punk to ambient guitar drenched in delay. The project kicked off when she started collaborating with producer Damon Moon (Curtis Harding, Lunar Vacation & more) at his iconic Atlanta studio, Standard Electric. Only one LP and EP in, she has already opened for artists like Beabadoobee and Neighbor Lady and has received praise from outlets like Under The RadarOnes To Watch, and The Big Takeover.

Bathe Alone also announced today that they will open for Jadu Heart at Terminal West in Atlanta on July 27th. Tickets are on-sale now.

Fall With The Lights Down

Side A: (Louise)
Some Things Never Change
Decades & Dreams
Waste It
Once More
Animals & Trees

Side B: (Velma)
In Your Wake
Missionary Ridge
Awfully Quiet
Blue Days