Dream Pop and Electro Pop Artist Chris Baluyut Premieres his New Single “Come Back to the World”

Chris Baluyut, the New York electro-pop and dream pop artist, grew up surrounded by a musical family. His father, uncle, and godmother are in Versus, and another of his uncles started the indie-rock/math-rock band +/- {Plus/Minus}. “They were hip,” he affirms. “My parents had me when they were young. I remember the three B’s, Björk, Beck, and Built to Spill being played all the time in my house growing up.” From elementary school through high school, family members would bring Chris to gigs all around NYC. At 14, inspired by the classic rock and indie rock playing in his house, Chris started playing guitar, and eventually played a show with Versus when he was still in high school. 

Today, Chris brings us the second release in his single series, “Come Back to the World.” The production here is both lush and lean, consisting of a gently unfolding melodic guitar motif, airy vocals, sparse rhythm guitars, electro ambience, and a hypnotic beat to tie it all together. All of these intentionally intertwining themes bring us a dark, yet hopeful resonance. 

“Come Back to the World” has an electro-pop sensibility to it while also pulling in elements of dream pop, lo-fi, and downtempo. It’s emotionally raw and reveals Chris’s vulnerability in his songwriting. The song drips with feelings of regret and guilt for not helping someone you love. But there’s an air of hope and thoughtfulness behind that facade, that one day, you will get another chance to be there for someone else.

Chris’s music has evolved from folk into an exploring and experimenting with atmospheric soundscapes that are grounded by rhythmic pulses. His carefully-curated aesthetic spans dream-pop, electro-pop, post-rock, and folktronica. His latest songs are more impressionistic, conjuring landscapes, and visual representations of emotions.

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Connect with Chris Baluyut via:

Instagram // Facebook // YouTube // Spotify // Soundcloud

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