New York-based artist and songwriter BAYLI has released a brand new collaboration with Atlanta-bred hip-hop artist and songwriter ILoveMakonnen titled, "SICK!" The song is BAYLI's first release since her recent signing with Snafu Records.
A slick summer anthem embodying the fast-paced punch of NYC culture, BAYLI describes, "'SICK!' is really about being hyper fresh and fly, inspired by NY Fashion Week at its finest with a mix of street style." On the collaboration, ILoveMakonnen adds,"Bayli sent me 'SICK!' and I was like, yeah I can do it! Bet! Did it and now we are here!” Both proudly Black and queer, the collaboration falls in June, shining awareness on both Black Music Month and Pride Month.
Her first release of 2021, "SICK!" is a precursor to BAYLI's forthcoming debut EP, stories from new york, due out summer 2021. BAYLI first debuted as a solo artist with a 2018 mixtape and later followed in 2020 with tracks such as "boys lie" and "sushi for breakfast," which have picked up love from outlets like PAPER, DIY, and Wonderland.
With her debut EP in the pipeline, BAYLI is full speed ahead in 2021 propelled by a powerful message and refined vision. BAYLI notes, "My overall intention is to make an impact in pop music and culture showing the diversity that truly exists in Black culture. I think my music will show alternative Black art in many different shapes and forms. I am also really concerned with the environment and how pop culture, through music and fashion, can have a bigger impact on saving our planet."
Listen to "SICK!" below and let us know what you think!