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Baio’s Sophmore Solo Album ‘Man Of The World’ Out Today

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“Beautiful Album” - THE 405

Instant indie classic" – WONDERLAND MAGAZINE

"These emotions, revolving around the ever-present fear still felt around the world, shaped into a record of heartbreak, loss, and most of all: hope.” - POPDUST

"Chris Baio has been making delightful pop music on his own for quite a while now...Like most Baio videos, it’s fun and low-key…” – STEREOGUM [PHILOSOPHY! VIDEO]

“The song is more haunting than his previous work, which shows a sign of evolution for the solo artist.” – PASTE [DANGEROUE ANAMAL]

"Baio has given us another taste of what we can expect with this six-minute electro atmospheric treat called ‘DANGEROUE ANAMAL’, that is sure to strengthen any anticipations for this new album…" - ACID STAG 

"If you need another shot of sunny pop to brighten your day, Baio’s “Out Of Tune” is the song for you. Warm and lovingly DIY, the Vampire Weekend bassist is carving out a niche as purveyor of weird and wonderful tunes." – IDOLATOR

30 June 2017 (Toronto, ON) – Today Baio released his sophomore solo album ‘Man of the World’ via Glassnote Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. The album was written and recorded in Brixton, London by Chris Baio over the course of the past year. Co-produced by John Foyle and mixed by Bruce Lampcov (Bryan Ferry, The The), ‘Man of the World’ is a body of work that addresses themes of alienation, paranoia, and political will to power that are belied by airy melodies and a crystalline pop sheen. Listen to the album HERE (LINKFIRE).

“Writing ‘Man of the World’ was my way of processing 2016, a year that began with the death of my favorite artist, David Bowie, and ended with the greatest political disruption of my adult life – all while I was a nomad, an American living in London, 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.” – Chris Baio

The albums lead single PHILOSOPHY! was released in May with praise and excitement from both fans and critics. The track soon after received a video treatment from Dan Navetta who combined playfulness and sophistication to bring Baio’s lyrics, melody and vision to life (WATCH HERE). One of Baio’s most poignant albums to date, he sat down with Billboard, The 405, VMAN, Relix and many others to discuss how ‘Man of the World’ came to be and its undeniable themes.


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