BAYNK’s innovative sets have led him to sold out shows across the US and Asia, including performances at iconic festivals such as Coachella, Lollapalooza, Electric Forest and Life is Beautiful. As the world begins to open again, BAYNK is keen to be back on the road, returning to the stage recently with a sold out show at London’s XOYO last November, and a 28 date US tour due later this year.
BAYNK’s debut album Adolescence chronicles a time in which Jock wasn’t expressing himself musically. “I’d never got to write about the most heartbreak I’ve experienced, the most lust I’ve felt or the most high I’ve ever been,” he says. “The music I’m doing now was not an option, I didn’t even know it existed.” Drawn from experiences that took place between New Zealand and Europe, the songs were recorded between Los Angeles and London, where he relocated to last year.
Having started out in bands, BAYNK’s transition from his laptop to the live stage has been a natural process. BAYNK’s curiosity lead him to expand his sets into a captivating performance that incorporates singing and saxophone with his own production. “I’m always looking for something to make the live show more interesting; it became show visuals, and then playing saxophone better or singing better, making the shows as incredible as they could possibly be,” he says.
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