Bayonne has shared a stunning visual for his new single Appeals, which comes off of his upcoming debut Primitives (out November 5 via City Slang/Mom & Pop).
The Texas-based producer Roger Sellers crafts dense, labyrinthine arrangements under electronic-pop moniker Bayonne.
The burgeoning artist creates surreal, nuanced songs that have hints of Toro Y Moi and Panda Bear. With Appeals, he builds a true aural spectacle that, much like the accompanying video created by Zach Stone, is a crystalline reverie.
Chimes and a hypnotic piano loop coalesce around Sellers’ vocals as percussion progressively unfurls into an all out jam with all of the cascading sonics flowing through freely.
As the song builds up more and more, it’s easy to let yourself get lost in the flourishes of electronics and drums, and every time you listen, it is as if there is always something new to discover about it.
“Appeals was one of the first songs I ever composed using a sample cut completely from an older song,” Sellers says about the new track. “The piano loop at the beginning was cut from a song that I recorded when I was about 17. I liked the way the piano sounded, so I wrote a whole new song around that loop.”
The result is another great single (check out the brilliant Spectrolite) from his forthcoming full length, which was brought to life in Zach Stone’s beautiful video.
This painstakingly crafted video, much like the one Lauren Gregory made for Spectrolite, is as much a wonderment as the song scoring it.
Stone says of creating the video: “The visuals were an experiment in creating the illusion of growing crystals using household objects like ziploc bags, cellophane, and plastic trinkets.
“We shot a lot of real crystals as well, attempting to blur the line between the organic and artificial materials.”
Watch the video for Appeals below:
Catch Bayonne on his European tour dates below:
October 9 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Upstairs
October 11 – Berlin, DE @ Berghain Kantine
October 14 – Luzern, CH @ Neubad
October 20 – London, UK @ Shacklewell Arms
October 22 – Bristol, UK @ Simple Things