Indie / R&B / Soul
BATHE is the realized, shared dream of a Brooklyn-based duo’s attempt at reclaiming beach music through Surf R&B. In just a year, singer-songwriter Dev Hobdy and guitarist-producer Corey Smith-West went from bonding over genre-bending artists D’Angelo, Andre 3000 and The Beach Boys to experiencing a series of exciting career firsts together.
Off the heels of releasing their debut single and video “Sure Shot,” BATHE was identified as one of OkayPlayer's "19 Breakout Artists To Watch For in 2019" alongside Megan Thee Stallion, Blueface, Coi Leray, duenita, Flipp Dinero, Guapdad4000, Jay Critch, Kiana Lede, Melii, Pardison Fontaine, SAINt JHN, Valee and VanJess. Another first, BATHE was then selected to perform at SXSW for two nights at The Townsend and at Swan Dive Patio.
Following the momentum of SXSW, the duo released their first EP “I’ll Miss You” - a Surf R&B project about a black man who learns to let go of a girl who ghosted him. The EP includes their second and third singles “Kimmi” and “Dealer” and has received on-air cosigns from people such as Ebro/Beats1Radio, Pitchfork, Okayplayer and Spotify’s Fresh Finds Playlist.
Genre: Indie-Pop / R&B / Soul
From: Brooklyn, NY
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From: Baltimore, MD
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From: Bakersfield, CA
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