Brooklyn artist and songwriter BAYLI today returns with her new single ‘act up’ via her own self-titled label. The single arrives with a vibrant video shot in BAYLI’s native NY by director Kimber-Lee Alston. Dressed in the freshest fits, the playful love story sees BAYLI cross the city as she tries to win her girlfriend back.
Alongside the release of the vibrant track, BAYLI announced her latest EP Stories 2, with the project slated for release later this month (21st October). The follow up to 2021’s stories from new york, the six-track EP was written on the road and takes in themes spanning heartbreak, addiction, loneliness and self-discovery. ‘act up’ is joined on the project by intimate recent release ‘think of drugs’ and BAYLI’s unstoppable gay anthem ‘TELLY BAG’, which landed earlier this year to acclaim from the likes of i-D, DAZED, The Fader, PAPER and CLASH
BAYLI first made waves in 2016 as the frontwoman of the punk band The Skins, where her infectious melodies and signature songwriting were cultivated under the mentorship of music guru Rick Rubin. Now an independent artist, BAYLI’s musical output is as equally pop as it is R&B, rock, & punk, all delivered with a fierce stylish edge and unabashed confidence. Hailing from Brooklyn, NYC is her lifeblood, inspiring her fearless take on what it means to be an artist in the 21st century. BAYLI released her debut EP stories from new york last year featuring the unstoppable singles ‘boys lie’, ‘sushi for breakfast’, ‘foreigner’ and more. With support this year from the likes of Spotify (BAYLI was their EQUAL Ambassador for June), BBC Radio 1, i-D, Telfar, DAZED, Interview Magazine, The Face, Fader, CLASH, Foundation FM, The Line of Best Fit, PAPER, NYLON, Billboard and more, the future looks bright for BAYLI.
Check out the official video for ‘act up below