Playlist: On the Road with BAYNK

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

New Zealand producer and songwriter BAYNK has just unveiled his brand new EP Someone's EP II.  2019 is a big year of huge shows for BAYNK, who played Coachella recently, and has upcoming performances at Lollapalooza in Chicago, HARD in Southern California, and Life Is Beautiful in Las Vegas. His upcoming tour will see him visit five countries, including shows in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and Malaysia. To celebrate the release of the EP and his upcoming tour dates, BAYNK takes us through some of the songs he likes to hit on-repeat when he's on the road.

I feel music whilst on the road is so important to maintain sanity and happiness. It’s generally hard for me to listen to music whilst I’m writing because I over analyze and forget to enjoy it for what it is. On that note, touring tends to be when I find myself obsessing over songs again because I’m not writing and what else is there to do when you’re in a car for 8 hours a day.

Rex Orange County - 'Loving Is Easy' (ft. Benny Sings)
This is the last song I put on before I go on stage. It’s so simple & carefree it lulls me into a sense of higher confidence and security. It’s also perfectly in my range so it’s a good vocal warm-up.

Tourist – 'Apollo'
More of a slow-burning 4 to the floor house track. The sound design in this is incredible and was the backing track to many of my interstate journeys across the US.

Octavian - 'Party Here'
One of my best mates and frequent tour managers Ollie is a dirty Londoner and is constantly introducing me to stuff that’s happening there so a lot of the music on here is coming out of Europe. Octavian’s more of an after show play when everyone’s a little foggy and feeling like kicking on. All of my crew I tour with currently are mates from college and no one really knows what they’re doing. A lot of the time it just feels like I’m on holiday and we’re just kids again.

No Rome - 'Seventeen'
The nostalgia in this song is very real. Generally played when coming down after a show, emotional and reminiscing on the past.

The Weeknd - 'Wasted Times'
Another pre-show song. I think the brutal honesty in his lyrics forces more confidence. Never have I felt more from a song that I couldn’t relate less to.

The 1975 - 'Sincerity Is Scary'
Feel-good jam. Usually, the first song put on in the tour bus on any one day. Sets the tone for what will hopefully be a breakdown and blizzard-free trip. About an 80% success rate on that last one.

Check out Someone's EP II by BAYNK below:

Catch BAYNK on tour:
July 4th - Melbourne - Howler
July 5th - Brisbane - The Brightside
July 6th - Sydney - The Lansdowne
July 10th - Auckland - Powerstation
July 11th - Wellington - Meow
July 12th - Christchurch - The Foundry
July 13th - Dunedin - Union Hall
Tickets and more information here

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