Where are you based these days?
I'm based in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn but I’ve been in LA a ton this year too!
Tell us about your first solo project “SUMMER MIXTAPE,” what was the inspiration?
It really just came about earlier this year when I realized I had all this unreleased music that was so good and so catchy. I knew I needed to purge some of my old music in order to reinvent and revive myself as BAYLI the solo artist.
What is the inspiration for "Mr. & Mrs. Smith?"
This song takes you on a journey through a very important relationship in my life. It’s basically my version of “Bonnie & Clyde” and the story of how we made a seemingly impossible relationship work. I love using wordplay to weave the listener in and out of moments when we're happy and moments when we’d broken up and hated each other. Thankfully, in the end, we ended up working everything out and I’m so happy to have my very own superhero by my side every day.
Do you collaborate with other musicians?
Yes, I collaborate with other musicians every day when I’m writing in the studio. Collaborating with artists is my favorite thing to do because it helps open my mind up to ideas and melodies I’d never think to use. I’m really open to features and remixes in the future.