Experimental Musician Bayonne Releases Third Studio Album ‘Temporary Time’; Kicks Off Headline Tour 5/30!
May 30, 2023 BY Jason Currell
Today, multi-hyphenate musician Bayonne, Roger Sellers, releases his third studio album, Temporary Time, along with an official music video for radiant alt-pop single, “Perfect.”. Bayonne also kicks off his headline tour throughout North America on Tuesday in Phoenix, making stops in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, & more.
In the making of his latest body of work, the Austin-based artist, producer, and multi-instrumentalist found himself in even greater need of an outlet for his kinetic creative impulses, thanks to an intense convergence of events in his personal life: his father’s diagnosis with and eventual death from cancer, the end of a significant relationship, and an overwhelming struggle with depression and anxiety. Deeply informed by a deliberate transformation of his musical process, Bayonne’s third full-length Temporary Time ultimately makes for his most extensive work—an album of painfully raw introspection and otherworldly beauty, turning his vast imagination into an elegant yet wildly psychedelic form of electronic pop, equal parts meditative and mesmerizing.
“In early 2019 my Dad was diagnosed with cancer. This record largely explores the emotional journey we went through as a family coming to terms with his declining health, as well as my own mental health and inner self. During much of the recording process I was in a deep state of depression,” says Bayonne of the inspiration behind the record.
He continues, “Eventually I started focusing on my well-being and things became much easier for me, but writing these songs certainly helped push me through a dark period. It’s pretty crazy to me that this record is finally going to be released without him around, but he was a big part of it all. If anything, I hope any listeners that have gone through similar experiences will draw some sort of inspiration or healing.”
Check Out The “Perfect” Video Below!
Although Bayonne began working on Temporary Time in idyllic seclusion during a solo trip to West Texas, he soon immersed himself in close collaboration with a number of musicians and co-producers, including Danny Reisch (HAIM, Local Natives), Jon Joseph (BØRNS, Gothic Tropic), and longtime Bayonne drummer Matt Toman. Along with adding new depth and texture to Bayonne’s signature sound—an immaculately layered and looping-heavy collision of lush guitar tones, frenetic synth lines, organic percussion, and more—that shift in approach led to significant growth in his strengths as a songwriter and lyricist.
While Bayonne mostly made his first two albums in solitude, the highly collaborative experience of creating Temporary Time produced an unexpected but undeniably welcome effect: a return to the unbridled freedom of his earliest output.
Bayonne Tour Dates:
5/30 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar >>
5/31 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah >>
6/2 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour >>
6/3 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop >>
6/5 – Seattle, WA @ Madame Lou’s >>
6/6 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club >>
6/7 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge >>
6/9 – Salt Lake City @ Kilby Court >>
6/10 – Denver, CO @Globe Hall ^
6/12 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7 th St Entry ^
6/13 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas ^
6/15 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement ^
6/16 – Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s ^
6/17 – Toronto, ON @ Monarch Tavern ^
6/19 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair ^
6/20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Made ^
6/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s ^
6/23 – Vienna, VA @ Jammin’ Java ^
6/24 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Backroom ^
6/25 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl Centerstage ^
6/27 – Dallas, TX @ Club DaDa ^
6/28 – Austin, TX @ New Parish ^
>> w/ Jaws of Love.
^ w/ mmeadows