New Zealand producer BAYNK has just announced the release of the new single ‘Come Home‘ featuring Chicago producer and vocalist Shallou, and to celebrate has also announced three NZ tour dates in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland this August/September.
BAYNK – Come Home New Zealand Tour
An effortlessly smooth track evoking a ﬁgurative ﬂoat down a stream of brimming hope and subtle melancholy, Come Home ﬁnds BAYNK at his most sharply astute and conﬁdent to date. The track is co-produced by Chicago-based artist Shallou and features his signature silky smooth vocal work. Come Home is an early taste of BAYNK’s forthcoming debut EP, slated for a spring 2017 release.
Born Jock Nowell-Usticke, BAYNK has been on a fast rise over the last year with a string of singles which have amassed 13M+ plays on Spotify to date. Early singles like About Me and Could You began turning heads in early 2016, and it’s been a whirlwind ever since with recent singles What You Need (featuring fellow NZ-native NÏKA) and Poolside further establishing BAYNK as a top new artist to watch.
Shallou (real name Joe Boston) has ridden a similar wave of recent buzz, driven by standout singles Doubt and Begin (ft. Wales) as well as his debut EP All Becomes Okay, released early in 2017. A seasoned musician, producer, and vocalist, Shallou adds his beautiful and dark vocal soundscapes to Come Home. Shallou himself has garnered 25M+ Spotify streams and love from outlets such as The FADER and SPIN.
Of BAYNK’s break into the scene, Noisey says, “the New Zealand kid puts a song up on Soundcloud in early 2015 while traveling around Europe. He loses his laptop, goes surﬁng for a week and returns to ﬁnd the track going bonkers. Next he’s on the Laneway Festival line-up and getting emails from music industry people wanting to talk.”
With a structural pop sensibility that sets him on a level of his own, BAYNK’s releases have earned him early critical praise as well as support from major tastemaker YouTube channels such as Majestic Casual and Chill Nation and hitting #1 on Hype Machine. Known for his sensual textures and layered electronic arrangements, BAYNK has also released notable remixes for gnash’s i hate u, i love u as well as A R I Z O N A’s I Was Wrong.
To add to his fast-growing list of accolades, earlier this year BAYNK participated in a recent Nike collaboration on the track Find You, celebrating Nike’s ‘Air Max Day’ – check it out below!
With major festival plays under his belt such as Laneway Festival, Rhythm & Vines and Rhythm & Alps, as well as a 26-date support run with Matoma, BAYNK plans to bring energetic, live instrumental show to more audiences this year.