Bastian Baker was singing for friends at a birthday party when he was first approached about recording his songs. Next thing he knew, he was in a studio, and before he could even wrap his head around it, he had a massive hit in his native Switzerland. At just 18 years old, Baker made his first appearance at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival, and soon after, he was selling out enormous headline concerts, topping the album charts, and racking up a slew of major awards. Now 27, Baker is wrapping up work on his most ambitious album yet, one that pushes his unique blend of upbeat indie rock, infectious pop, and breezy folk into bold new territory as he solidifies his status as a genuine international star.
Baker’s debut album, ‘Tomorrow May Not Be Better,’ peaked at #3 and was certified platinum in Switzerland. He followed it up with a pair of albums that hit #1 and #2 on the charts, shared bills around the world, and garnered millions of views on YouTube. Baker became such a household name that he even appeared as a coach on ‘The Voice’ in Belgium.
Considering his remarkable success, it would have been simple for Baker to rest on his laurels and stay the course for his upcoming fourth album. He relocated from Lausanne to Nashville. The new music is grand and anthemic while still retaining that singular, intimate sparkle that’s always defined his style.
Baker is currently putting the final touches on the new record and opening for Shania Twain on her World Tour 2018.