BAYONNE RETURNS WITH HYPNOTIC SINGLE “IS IT TIME” – SIGNS TO NETTWERK
October 28, 2022 BY Jason Currell
Musician Roger Sellers, aka Bayonne, drops “Is It Time” – his first new music in three years – and signs to Nettwerk Music Group.
“This song addresses a certain state of limbo while still enduring the unbroken, sometimes agonizing, flow of time. It took a while to pull this track off, given the industry’s climate and the introspective societal nature at the time,” says Bayonne.
He continues, “I started spending time in a real studio again and sought much more creative and technical help than previous records. The full drumkit on this track is one of my favorite recordings on a Bayonne record. Scattered throughout the track, you can also hear field recordings and audio from old VHS tapes, which gives the song so much more meaning and nostalgia to me.”
“Is It Time” is both musically and lyrically calm, while also expressing a more definitive readiness for change. Bayonne is ready “to take a dive” into the unknown.
Bayonne will also be joining renowned dance pop group St. Lucia on select dates of
their 2022 US tour beginning next week. See full dates below
Nov 1 – Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory
Nov 2 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up
Nov 4 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Nov 5 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
Nov 7 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
Nov 8 – Dallas, TX @ The Studio at the Factory
Nov 9 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
A performance pseudonym of experimental musician Roger Sellers, Bayonne incorporates voice, synths, looping, effects, acoustic percussion, and more into his ultra-layered, textured songs. After releasing a handful of albums under his own name in the early 2010s that explored an electro-acoustic avant-folk, Sellers started going by Bayonne for his more electronics-based work. A native of Spring, Texas, Sellers’ affection for music began as a toddler, and his early love of Phil Collins led to his first drum kit at age six. With a background in formal study but largely self-taught on multiple instruments, he released the self-titled Roger Sellers in 2010, settling into a more structured, part-electronic folk over the course of 2011’s Moments and 2012’s 8 Song.
In the meantime, Sellers established a fan base in Austin with his animated and engrossing live, loop-layering solo shows before adopting the Bayonne moniker and releasing Primitives (2016) and Drastic Measures (2019) via Mom + Pop Records. An artist that NPR has hailed for his “sheer talent and keep-you-guessing nature” he is now signed to Nettwerk and will tour alongside St. Lucia on their upcoming fall 2022 tour.