Jock Nowell-Usticke AKA New Zealand-born, London-based electronic artist and producer, Baynk, today releases his incredible long-awaited debut album, Adolescence.
The album includes the new focus single, “Naked”, featuring Baynk’s lush and dynamic lead vocals and comes with an accompanying video.
When the pandemic hit immediately after a 17-date North American headline tour, Baynk found himself returning to the formative years of musical discovery and youthful innocence. “I was concerned that I didn’t have enough heartbreak or trauma to make decent art,” he explains. He soon found himself asking the question that would drive the ideation behind his debut album: “If I don’t feel like I have any emotions to pull from now, then why don’t I just write about my childhood and adolescence?”
Adolescence, the resulting 11-track collection, chronicles a time and experiences that took place between New Zealand and Europe when Jock was between the ages of 14 and 22, the songs were recorded between Los Angeles and London, where he relocated to in 2021 inspired by the cities’ alternative music scene.