ayokay: we come alive. Fall 2019 Tour with Wingtip
The High Watt
Fri, Nov 08 8:00 pm
ayokay: we come alive. Fall 2019 Tour with Wingtip at the High Watt. With his sophomore album, “we come alive.” on the horizon, Detroit-bred singer/songwriter/producer ayokay offers a colorful introduction into a world of his own through his glossy, escapist electro-pop. Citing inspirations such as Death Cab For Cutie, The 1975, and Passion Pit, he is giving a new life to retro synths and vintage textures from the past and incorporating them into the current landscape of modern electronic music. ayokay first burst onto the scene in 2016 with his breakthrough single “Kings Of Summer”, featuring childhood friend and frequent collaborator Quinn XCII. The song has tallied over 100 million streams on Spotify and is RIAA Certified Gold Record in the US. Since then he has continued his upward momentum with the release of his debut EP in October 2016 and a slew of singles in 2017, which have accumulated over 200 million total streams on Spotify alone. The steady stream of releases have been praised by a variety of tastemakers such as Billboard for “organic production and quirky sonic textures that eludes many of ayokay’s peers.” His debut album “In The Shape of A Dream”, released Fall 2018, was his first full-length effort. The album includes collaborations with Quinn XCII, Jeremy Zucker, Nightly, and Future Jr., amongst others, and also featured ayokay on lead vocals for the first time on a number of tracks.