BAIBA is a young Latvian musician, currently living in Innsbruck, Austria. In 2017 in collaboration with the Austrian producer Christoph Holzknecht (CHRS) she released her debut album ”These Storms”. Since then BAIBA is performing solo, producing herself and moving away from the melancholic singer-songwriter corner, and embracing more and more the curiosity of electronic pop music.
Her singles ‘Running’, ‘Light Inside’, ‘Touch You Right’ and ‘You Don’t Know Me’ which she released under her full name (“Baiba Dekena”), had radio airplay all around Europe and were also featured in numerous Canadian and American music blogs. Especially the singles ‘You Don’t Know Me’ and‚ ‘Light Inside’, brought her in her home country great recognition and were in daily rotation by several biggest radio stations. ‘Light Inside’ earned her the title “Artist of the week” in the national Radio 5. In mid-November 2019 she entered the “Official European Independent Music Charts” on number 19 with the title track of her new album “Lighter” and stayed in the top 50 until March 2020.
She just released her new album on the 25th of May, and that already brought her a lot of airplay for her new single “Boy From Murcia” in the US, France, Germany, and many other European countries. Plus she had many press interviews with renowned Austrian Newspapers, and the Austrian company “Infoscreen.at” which has displays in the underground trams, buses, and a lot more all over Austria voted her new album the “Album of the Week”.
Most of the songs of her new album “Lighter” are recorded in her bedroom, produced at home, and then shaped together with the two Tyrolean producers – Christoph Holzknecht (CHRS) and Benjamin Leingartner (DIGITAL YOUTH), who also contributed the “Alternative Version” for the title track “Lighter”.
“Baibas music will move you in the most honest way and hunt you down for days. A Dazzlingly breathtaking introduction to a hidden gem!”
once "The Revue" – Canadian Music Blog wrote. So now the hidden gem is about to release her new EP „Compulsive“ we are really exited about it! It will be released in Spring 2023 and will dive deeper in topics that BAIBA and many of us are thinking about…
„Perfect“ her first single of the EP was on Apple Music´s New in Pop Playlist and charted in the Austrian FM4 charts to Top 8.
Have a listen to her music here :)
If you wanna see a live show from BAIBA, check out the dates here: baiba.live
And here´s a great video from a director from Innsbruck:
Marvin Smith took some time in 2019 to follow her around, to capture what she´s been into and what drives her creativity.
(Project: "Who Is Next?" from Marvin Smith)