Commercial music graduate Babylung launches new album

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University of the West of Scotland (UWS) graduate Babylung has announced the release of his new album To Live And Die In Surrey on 30 July 2021, with the first single Betrayal out now.

Joash Almeda, who performs under the name Babylung, studied on the BA Commercial Music programme at UWS Ayr Campus and composed Betrayal for a class project in his final year. 

Talking about the single he said: “I started to notice a pattern with Gen-Z and our struggle with commitment. Infidelity sadly isn’t uncommon and I noticed people in my life were dealing with deep emotional scars as a result. Relationships are almost dispensable to young people and I wanted ‘Betrayal’ to capture the grief it causes in its rawest form.”

With R&B instincts, gospel roots, and hip hop tendencies, the Vancouver-based musician has reached over 285,000 listeners globally with over 1,000,000 streams and has been featured on Spotify Canada’s New Music Friday, Just Vibing, and R&B Favourites playlists.

Babylung released over 30+ songs on his Soundcloud throughout the years of 2016-2017, including his underground hit “May Flowers”, and decided to fully pursue his career in music. This led him to Toronto where he attended the Harris Institute.

“I started to notice a pattern with Gen-Z and our struggle with commitment. Infidelity sadly isn’t uncommon and I noticed people in my life were dealing with deep emotional scars as a result. Relationships are almost dispensable to young people and I wanted ‘Betrayal’ to capture the grief it causes in its rawest form.”

Babylung

His talent was further recognized when he was selected for the 2019 MusiCounts Scholarship and mentorship program (associated with The Junos), and the Harris International Program full scholarship to complete his Bachelor’s Degree in Commercial Music at the University of the West of Scotland, fulfilling his longtime dream of studying and working in the UK. In the UK, he released his album “Theia Mania” and soon gathered a live band of genre-diverse musicians to perform in Glasgow’s thriving live music scene.

Currently Babylung is preparing to release his 3rd album, which touches on these experiences and combines elements of R&B vocals, Hip Hop production, and gospel-esque harmonies.

Babylung’s single Betrayal is available now on Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes, and other digital retailers and streaming services worldwide. For more info, please visit babylungmusic.com.

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