Virginia To Vegas is Derik Baker, the 24 year old wunderkind hailing from small-town Ontario. Raised on his parents record collection and cutting his teeth at a young age writing songs for a variety of pop artists, Derik was discovered by Canadian indie label Wax Records in 2013.
Upon releasing his debut single “We Are Stars ft Alyssa Reid” in January of 2014, Derik’s music instantly connected with fans across Canada, topping radio charts and becoming Gold certified in a mere 12 weeks. This whirlwind year has seen him travel the continent, shooting his music videos in Las Vegas and New York, sharing the arena stage with Alyssa Reid and Hedley, and performing on the 2014 MMVA’s. Following this early success with his debut EP Volume 1, his second single “Don’t Fight The Music” and his brand new track “Our Story”, Virginia To Vegas has arrived and is ready to shoot for the stars.
The song is called “Lights Out” and it’s his proper first release this year and serves as follow-up to 2015’s “Our Story” and also arrives after the promotion of his debut EP “Vol. I“, launched back in 2014.
The new single was written by himself along Rockwell, Jamie Appleby, Alyssa Reid, David Thomson and Michael Wise, who is also responsible for the production.
It’s confirmed as the first taste of his forthcoming EP “Vol. II“, due out later this year via Wax Records. The track is a great and quite energetic pop piece with a catchy danceable beats and some touches of tropical house.
“Lights Out” also uses a sampler of Rockwell’s 1984 classic “Somebody’s Watching Me” and it was released on digital retailers and streaming services on September 2nd. Watch The Official Music Video
The official music video directed by AD Jennings was premiered on Monday October 31st.