Baiyu caught our attention immediately with her genuine and vivacious spirit, but it was our first listen to her single, “Together” that really drew us in. Both lyrics and grooving baseline combined with Baiyu’s beautiful voice make this a standout track on any playlist this Fall. Logo and mtvU also picked up the video for rotation that was directed and shot by the artist herself. The five-track EP is a solid debut by an artist who’s voice could stand up to any American Idol/ X-Factor voice with her own signature soulful stylings. Although all songs on the EP are strong, favorite tracks include the already mentioned, “Together” plus the multi-layered “Gone” plus the sassy dance number, “Alter Ego”. It’s great to see a determined, talented and beautiful Asian American artist on the rise! Check out our video interview above with Baiyu.
Ideal Listening: This 5 Track EP may not merit an entire listen from beginning to end but several of the tracks should be added to your favorite playlists individually.
Rating: 3 Pulses
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