BAYNK releases “Come Home (w/Shallou)” // out now, EP coming soon

by the partae





“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” –

“eternal summer vibes” – C-Heads Magazine

Today, New Zealand producer BAYNK and rising artist Shallou have released a brand new collaboration titled “Come Home.”

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 silky smooth vocal work as well. The collaboration is an early taste of BAYNK’s forthcoming debut EP, slated for a fall 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 13MM+ 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 in the upcoming producer game.

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 titledAll 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.

With major festival plays under his belt such as Laneway FestivalRhythm & Vines andRhythm & Alps, as well as a 26-date support run with Matoma, BAYNK plans to bring energetic, live instrumental show to more audiences this year.

Bask in the shimmering cool of “Come Home (with Shallou)” now at the links below and be on the lookout for more to come from BAYNK in 2017.

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