BAYNK “COME HOME (w/SHALLOU)” (OFFICIAL VIDEO) NEW ZEALAND PRODUCER BAYNK RELEASES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR COLLABORATION WITH CHICAGO ARTIST SHALLOU, PRODUCED BY CZECH VIBES
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“shows off the simple ‘less-is-more’ songwriting that’s becoming a staple of his output” [on “Poolside”] – Complex
“Surefire Banger” [on “Could You”] – Noisey
“a fresh esoteric texture of electronica” [on “What You Need”] – Nest HQ
“bringing the beaches of New Zealand directly to your speakers with live instrumentation atop catchy summery synths” – Ones To Watch
“electronic adrenaline rush” [on “About You”] – HillyDilly
“the New Zealander is bringing to the table a fresh, crisp sound that we can’t get enough of right now” – EDM.com
“eternal summer vibes” – C-Heads Magazine
Today, fast-rising New Zealand producer BAYNK has released the stunning official video for recent single “Come Home,” a collaboration with Chicago-based artist Shallou. Check out the video’s premiere with Milk HERE.
The video was filmed in Paris and showcases an incredible dance sequence by 19 y/o Prague-based illustrator/dancer Mr. Kriss (Kristian Mensa), featuring his experimental style that mixes elements of break dance and hip hop. Kristian was included in Huffington Post’s “20 Under 20” most gifted young Innovators worldwide in 2016 here.
The video was produced and directed in collaboration with Czech Vibes, a multi-faceted music company owned by two female artists from the Czech Republic, Marketa (26) and Magdalena (23), who dedicate their life to photography & videography. The company is a YouTube channel and record label – a place where their visuals meet a lifelong passion for music, which has spanned indie projects as well as commercial projects with Skoda cars and T-mobile.
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. Full date listing below.
Nov 2 // Nashville, TN @ The High Watt*
Nov 3 // Louisville, KY @ Zanzibar*
Nov 4 // Chicago, IL @ The Chop Shop*
Nov 7 / Ann Arbor, MI @ Necto*
Nov 8 // Toronto, ON @ Long Boat Hall*
Nov 9 // Montreal, QC @ Le Belmont*
Nov 11 // Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg*
Nov 14 // Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry*
Nov 15 // Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall*
Nov 17 // Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theater*
Nov 18 // Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West*
Nov 21 // Austin, TX @ Stubb’s*
Nov 22 // Dallas TX @ House Of Blues*
Nov 25 // Denver, CO @ Bluebird*
Nov 28 // Seattle, WA @ Crocodile*
Nov 29 // Portland, OR @ Holocene*
Dec 1 // San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine*
Jan 29 // Auckland, NZ @ Laneway Festival
w/Hayden James *
“Come Home” is co-produced by Chicago-based artist Shallou and features his vocal work as well. The collaboration is a taste of BAYNK’s forthcoming debut EP, slated for a fall 2017 release. The track was also coupled with an official remix package of four new mixes from Billboard, Shisto, Hazey Eyes, and Cabu spanning various styles but all retaining the essence of hope and subtle melancholy that line the effortlessly smooth track.
Born Jock Nowell-Usticke, BAYNK has been on a fast rise over the last year with a string of singles which have amassed 18MM+ 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”
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 release earlier this year titled All Becomes Okay. A seasoned musician, producer, and vocalist, Shallou adds his signature beautiful and dark soundscapes to “Come Home,” an undeniable touch that has garnered 25MM+ Spotify streams and love from outlets such as The FADER and SPIN.
Of BAYNK’s out-of-nowhere break into the scene, Noisey describes, “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 artists such as gnash “I hate u, I love u” as well as A R I Z O N A “I Was Wrong.”
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’ – check it out here.
Bask in the stunning visuals of the official video for “Come Home (with Shallou)” now at the links below and be on the lookout for BAYNK’s debut EP, due out fall 2017.
“Come Home (w/Shallou)” (official video)
“Come Home (w/Shallou) Remixes:
Billboard, Cabu, Hazey Eyes, Shisto
“Come Home (with Shallou)”
“What You Need (ft. NÏKA)”