Swiss Artist Bastian Baker Readies Self-Titled American Debut Album

Baker spent all summer out on the road, opening for Shania Twain's NOW Tour.

Written by Lauren Laffer
Swiss Artist Bastian Baker Readies Self-Titled American Debut Album
Bastian Baker; Photo credit: Gregg Roth

Switzerland may be neutral but one of their most talented exports is about to invade America. Meet Bastian Baker, a singer/songwriter who speaks five languages and is a former professional hockey player.

Baker, who recently opened for Shania Twain’s “NOW Tour,” will release his self-titled American debut album (and fourth studio album) on Friday, October 26.

“It’s always been a dream of mine to release music in the US… the home of the music I grew up listening to and draw my inspiration from,” said Bastian in a press release. “This record is the best introduction I know to make and is a true reflection of who I am and where I’ve been. I’ve met so many wonderful new fans while on tour with Shania the last few months and I can only hope for the chance to meet and perform for many more!”

Shania Twain and Bastian Baker

Shania Twain and Bastian Baker; Photo Credit: Adrian Bretscher

Baker co-wrote each of the 14 songs featured on the project, including his new single, “Stay.” To accompany the track, the singer debuted a music video, featuring Switzerland native and runway model Manuela Frey, who will soon be the host of Switzerland’s Next Top Model.

Joining the singer/songwriter on the project were a slow of producers from various backgrounds and genres and from counties including the United States, Belgium, Switzerland and Canada.

Check out Bastian Baker’s U.S. debut on October 26. His single, “Stay,” is available now.

Bastian Baker Track List:
1. Stay (Bastian Baker, Vlad Holiday)~
2. All Around Us (Baker, Holiday)~
3. Love On Fire (Baker, Nathan Evans)*
4. So Low (Baker, Curtis Schneider)!
5. Young (Baker, John Lamagna, Ryan Kondrat, Emery Taylor)#
6. Six (Bastian Baker, Nathan Evans)•&@
7. You Should Call Home (Baker, Josh Bruce Williams)$
8. Yokko (Baker, Mark Domitric)~^
9. Light & Easy (Baker, Williams)$
10. Another Day (Baker, Stephan Gfeller, Mark Hildreth)=^
11. Stage Fright (Baker, John Lamagna, Kondrat)+
12. Blame (Baker, Caroline Marquard, Zoe Mirkovic)+
13. Down (Baker, Evans)*
14. Time (Baker, Marquard)*

* Produced by Jacquire King (Niall Horan, Kings of Leon, James Bay)
^ Produced by Vlad Holiday
• Produced by Bastian Baker
! Produced by Aaron Sterling (Kelly Clarkson, Liz Phair, Natasha Bedingfield)
+ Produced by Jordan Lehning (Kacey Musgraves, Charlie Worsham)
$ Produced by Josh Bruce Williams (Carlos Vara, Ruelle)
# Produced by Emery Taylor
@ Produced by Jay Lefevbre (Simple Plan)
& Produced by Ales Lo Verde
~ Produced by Charles de Schutter
= Produced by Stephen Gfeller