First 2015 Discovery : Bastian Baker & Tomorrow May Not Be Better

Original date: June 1st 2015

Country: Switzerland

Musical genre(s): pop/rock/ R&B

Brief Bio.: Bastian Baker wrote his first songs at the age of fifteen. He got discovered by Patrick Delarive who helped him release the single “Lucky” in 2011. This single was the first step to a successful music career. In April of the same year, his encounter with the late Claude Nobs invited to the stage a few months after seeing his performance at a bar in Zermatt. After that moment, Bastian Baker gained recognition over time, starting with his home country and France.

He won 3 Swiss Music Awards, including the New Swiss Act in 2012.

He also has a second album entitled Too Old to Die Young, which came out in Europe in 2013. This album is not available in North America yet. ( I shall post about it as soon as it becomes available 😉 )

He’s recently become known in North America, particularly in Canada.  The Canadian version of the album “Tomorrow May Not Be Better” came out February 17 2015. Held a concert February 20 for Montréal en Lumière.

Review

The album “Tomorrow May Not Be Better” is an amazing album. My favourite song in that album is I’d Sing for You, since it’s the first song I heard him perform.  His voice is smooth and incredible. Some of his songs may sound pessimistic, such as the songs “Colorful Hospital” and “Tomorrow May Not Be Better”, the album’s eponym.  He mentioned it in an interview that  he was 17, and that he had doubts and insecurities when he’d written the songs for this album, The acoustic performance of the same song really demonstrates the depth and richness of his voice. I could relate to a couple of the songs myself, such as I Still Don’t Realize and Lucky. The live acoustic performance of “Tomorrow May Not Be Better” really demonstrates the depth and richness of his voice. In my opinion, the album has a 90s feel to it, which reminds me of the really good music I enjoyed of that decade.

Anecdote

The first time I heard about was on Salut Bonjour! on February 18, 2015.  His acoustic performance of I’d Sing for You was very impressive  Two days later, I saw him on another morning show Breakfast Television Montreal in an interview conducted by Alexandre Despatie.  From that point on, I became more curious and I went to his Youtube channel to hear many of his songs. In no time, I became a fan. Not too long afterwards I bought the CD.

Links
http://www.bastianbaker.com/

https://www.youtube.com/user/BastianBaker

https://www.facebook.com/bastianbaker

https://instagram.com/bastianbaker/

https://twitter.com/Bastian_Baker

 

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