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BAYLI On Her Solo Music, A Tragic Loss & The Housewives Franchise She’d Join

BAYLI’s new EP stories from new york is technically her solo debut, but don’t mistake it for her first music release. The Brooklyn-born musician cut her teeth for nearly a decade as the lead singer of The Skins, a rock band made up of her siblings and close friends that received mentorship from super producer Rick Rubin and toured with Joe Jonas’ band DNCE. The band amicably chose to split up after parting ways with its record label, and BAYLI embarked on her solo journey in 2018. She utilized the creative and professional skills she learned from The Skins to score a songwriting deal with Warner Chappell Music that’s led to collaborations with Justin Tranter, Blu DeTiger, and Jesse McCartney. “Right now, the DMs are crazy. We’re talking to incredible artists in all different genres, from folk to hyperpop,” she tells Bustle. “It would have been challenging to get there in a group of people.”

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“foreigner” off the debut ep, stories from new york, from BAYLI. available now: