Today, New Zealand producer and songwriter BAYNK has released his highly anticipated debut titled Someone’s EP alongside a brand new single, ‘Want 2’.
SOMEONE’S EP TRACKLISTING
2. What You Need (feat. NÏKA)
3. Find You
5. Want 2
7. Come Home (w/Shallou)
Calling today’s debut EP a “freshman” effort would be a vast understatement. Someone’s EP is a culmination of 2 years worth of knockout singles and stunning visuals showcasing BAYNK’s development into a seasoned songwriter, a matured producer, and a multi-faceted live artist giving his peers a bonafide run for their money.
On Someone’s EP, a collective ode to an anonymous ‘someone’ who may in fact still remain undiscovered, BAYNK describes, “This EP is the culmination of my thoughts from the past two years, centered around my then biggest fear and insecurity. Never finding that one person. Somebody for me. Someone”
Born Jock Nowell-Usticke, BAYNK’s story is one for the books. In what has proven to be a meteoric rise from sheer obscurity to the brink of breakout, BAYNK’s releases have amassed 23M+ 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 singles ‘What You Need’ (featuring fellow NZ-native NÏKA) and ‘Poolside’ further establishing BAYNK as a top new artist-to-watch.
Recent single ‘Come Home’ (co-produced and featuring vocals by Chicago-based artist Shallou) as well as today’s new single ‘Want 2’ further showcase BAYNK’s ability to span various styles while retaining the essence of hope and subtle melancholy that line the effortlessly smooth tracks.
After a series of major festival plays such as Laneway Festival, Rhythm & Vines and Rhythm & Alps, as well as a 26-date support run with Matoma, BAYNK will join Australian producer Hayden James on his fall U.S. tour as direct support and has also announced a performance at Laneway Festival Jan ’18.
To add to his fast-growing list of accolades, earlier this year BAYNK participated in a recent Nike collaboration on track ‘Find You’ celebrating Nike’s ‘Air Max Day’.
With a structural pop sensibility that sets him on a level of his own, BAYNK’s releases have earned him widespread critical praise as well as support from major tastemaker YouTube outlets such as Majestic Casual and Chill Nation and hitting #1 on Hype Machine. His sensual textures and layered electronic arrangements have also led to notable remixes for artists such as gnash ‘I hate u, I love u’ as well as A R I Z O N A ‘I Was Wrong.’
Be on the lookout for big things to come from BAYNK late 2017 and into next year.