BAIO RELEASES NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “PHILOSOPHY!” & DROPS NEW ALBUM TRACK “DANGEROUE ANAMAL”
SOPHOMORE SOLO ALBUM ‘MAN OF THE WORLD’ DUE OUT JUNE 30TH
Baio revealed the music video for PHILOSOPHY!, the irresistible debut single from his forthcoming sophomore solo album, ‘Man of the World’ (June 30th). Recently shot in New York City, the video was directed and produced by frequent collaborator, Dan Navetta. Combining playfulness and sophistication, the video features Baio’s signature dance moves and white suit, musical skeletons, spinning globes and close up frames inducingfeelings of optimism in a frenetic and uncertain world.
This past Friday Baio also released a second track from the album titled, “DANGEROUE ANAMAL”. Listen to the pulsating track here: https://youtu.be/l8kUHUuCSLM
Recorded in Brixton, London over the course of the last year Man of the World was mixed by Bruce Lampcov (Bryan Ferry, The The) and co-produced by Chris Baio and John Foyle. Upon announce just last month, long time Baio supporters such as Pitchfork, NME, DIY, Stereogum, Baeble excitedly covered the album news along with the release of PHILOSOPHY! which was deemed “”instant indie classic” by Wonderland Magazine and “a quirky indie funk treat that will get your hips moving and your shoulders shimmy-ing” by Acid Stag.
PHILOSOPHY! is a deceptively buoyant breakup song chronicling a terminal failure of communication. It is a reflection of an album whose themes of alienation, paranoia, and political will to power are belied by airy melodies and a crystalline pop sheen.
Baio recently announced a series of summer tour dates where he’ll be playing new music from ‘Man of the World’ as well as key tracks from his first album ‘The Names’. Dates are listed below.
July 14th – Boston, MA – Summer Fridays @ The Institute Of Contemporary Art [DJ Set]
July 22nd – London, UK – Greco-Roman 10 Year Anniversary @ Bloc [DJ Set]
July 29th – Los Angeles, CA – Levitt Pavilion (Free Show)
August 3rd – New York, NY – South Street Seaport (Free Show)
“Writing Man of the World was my way of processing 2016, a year that began with the death of my favourite artist, DavidBowie, and ended with the greatest political disruption of my adult life – all while I was a nomad, an American living inLondon, touring two continents, never fully of either place. It’s partially about being trapped in my own head, obsessing about things it was too late to change, feeling afraid and guilty and alone. It’s also my attempt to document a certain sense of loss that felt both intensely personal and like part of a larger collective experience many were going through at once.”
Baio’s 2015 full-length solo debut, Glassnote Records’ The Names, amassed critical praise from the likes of Pitchfork, SPIN, Stereogum, The New York Times, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, Paste and more. The album’s single, ‘Sister of Pearl,‘ debuted on NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers, was a hit on Alt Nation and Sirius XMU, and has gone on to be streamed nearly 10 million times on Spotify.
Chris Baio is also the bass player of the Grammy-winning band Vampire Weekend.