Hunting may be a sport for some, but it is a way of life for others. Through her third release entitled Hunter, Pop/R&B artist Baiyu takes her audience through a journey of sound in an exploration of any and all things fundamental to the cravings of human nature. Baiyu explains, "I feel like we're all Hunters in our own right, whether we're looking for glory or acceptance; love or revenge; or even just the simple things in life that put a smile on our faces—it is a quest for something that is in a way almost primal and innate to our individual characters."
Hunter's tracklist is comprised of thirteen tunes whose tone ranges from Electro-Pop to R&B to haunting Indie-esque melodies all blanketed with Baiyu's deep rooted soulful musicality—each touching upon something that Baiyu herself is hunting for. It features a range of artist with whom Baiyu has collaborated with including Los of the Bad Boy family, Rotimi of the series Boss on the Starz network, Barbadian born Soul/R&B singer Hal Linton, as well as former American Idol contestant Paul Kim. The majority of the album is produced by KQuick of Grand Staff LLC who's known for his work in collaboration with Ryan Leslie, Chris Brown, Fabolous, and Mya; as well as contributing production from Vaughn-J and Hal Linton.
In the coming days, the Hunter project will grow beyond its musical component and extend into a book of poetry, as well as the release of Baiyu's comic book series and animated short titled The Illuminators. To find out more about Baiyu, as well as to sign up for her mailing list, please visit www.BaiyuOnline.com.
released June 13, 2012
Tracks produced by KQuick unless otherwise noted
Track 6 produced and co-written by Hal Linton
Track 12 produced and written by Vaughn J
Mixing Engineer: Kevin Odom