Virginia To Vegas Caps Off 2021 with a Bop “amnesia”


Singapore – Wrapping up 2021 with the best gift ever, critically acclaimed and 4x PLATINUM-awarded Virginia To Vegas (Derik Baker) has delivered yet another smooth, undeniably catchy track. Hidden behind a shiny 80s pop-synth vibe is “amnesia”, the perfect soundtrack for anyone heading into the holidays after a breakup. Released following an overwhelming fan response to an Instagram post earlier this month, “amnesia” is available everywhere now.


I’ve been working on new music since the release of ‘this sucks’ and wanted to see what fans thought of some of our ideas,” explained Baker. “The response to our teaser clip blew me away and made me realize fans were hungry for new music. So, thanks to Virginia To Vegas fans around the world ‘amnesia,’ a song inspired by the movie eternal sunshine of the spotless mind and the question of if you had the choice to delete someone from your memory would you?, is now out! 

Written by Baker, Geoff Warburton (Shawn Mendes) and Mike Wise (Ellie Goulding, Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys), the track marks Baker’s sixth release this year. Starting as a voice note melody, Waburton and Baker found the lost track on a phone just ahead of the widespread lockdowns last year and quickly laid down some initial lyrics. Recently Baker picked the track back up, spending hours in his home studio finding the right musical fit for the lyrics, drawing inspiration from many of his own musical influences. “I needed the music to evoke those dreamy, hazy feelings of still being infatuated with someone you want to forget,” shared Baker of the labour of love that produced “amnesia.”

Virginia To Vegas – “amnesia” (Official Visualiser)

Following Baker’s remarkable success in 2020 — he was the second most played Canadian artist at radio (behind the Weeknd), released two EPs and became a 4X PLATINUM-selling artist — Baker has also been unstoppable in 2021, garnering more than 451 MILLION global streams. His previous single, “this sucks” feat Canada’s #1 most played female voice in country music (2020) MacKenzie Porter, is climbing the charts and sitting just inside the Top 25. Continuously topping the Canadian radio charts with a string of Top 10 hits including “Just Friends”“betterman”Selfish”“Lights Out” and “We Are Stars (Ft Alyssa Reid), Baker has definitely proven himself deserving of all the incredible accolades.

A truly independent artist with a clear vision of what he wants sonically, visually and emotionally, Baker has shared the stage with the likes of Post Malone, Ed Sheeran, Maroon 5, Fifth Harmony and more. Staying true to himself, Baker continues to be recognised for his hard work, receiving praise from artists such as Taylor Swift and Julia Micheals.

This year, he’s seen massive success across Asia, with over 130 MILLION streams from Asia under his belt and his Top 15 Streaming Markets worldwide include Singapore, Taiwan, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong and Malaysia.


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Gabriel

Introvert, wanderer, blogger, foodie, a hip-hop music writer, and one of the co-founders of a tech start-up company called GigsManila.