Three years after his debut mixtape, Bazzi released his latest musical body of work, “Infinite Dream,” last month, adding another principal piece to a burgeoning career.
On Sept. 16, fans rushed to music streaming platforms ready to hear the singer’s melodic voice across this R&B/pop album. It all serves as the foundation for his North American tour, which kicked off on Oct. 17 in Dallas. He plays this Sunday at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale — and tickets are still available.
“Infinite Dream” is a kaleidoscope of musical tracks. It takes listeners through a whirlwind of emotions. Bazzi, 25, displays both irrevocable heartbreak and extreme euphoria in one album.
The tracks from the release showcase the singer exploring different musical avenues.
Andrew Bazzi was born in Michigan and built a fan base back in 2018 after his self-released song “Mine” gained popularity. The song secured a place on the Billboard Hot 100 in the week of Feb. 3 2018 at the 56th spot.
His debut album, “Cosmic,” was released on April 12, 2018. All 16 tracks were performed by Bazzi and included no features. His voice and lyrics captured fans from the start.
“I’ve been supporting him since before ‘Cosmic’ even dropped so it’s been exciting to see him and his music grow over the years,” said Samantha Lulfs, who has been listening to Bazzi since 2017.
A few months after Cosmic, he released his hit single “Beautiful” featuring pop singer Camila Cabello. On Aug. 9, 2019, Bazzi released his mixtape — “Soul Searching” — which featured fan favorites “I.F.L.Y” and “Paradise”.
Bazzi has released his second studio album and fans are loving it. The album has become an escape for both him and his listeners.
“The album is amazing,” Lulfs said. “I haven’t stopped listening since it dropped.”
The release includes 19 tracks, two of which are features. And the album stands out from his discography as he incorporates different sounds. Branching out, Bazzi has presented his fans to another side of him.
“As each album and single has gotten released, you could see the growth and confidence in his music become so much greater,” Lulfs explained. “You can also see how much he’s changed from ‘Cosmic’ with being more vulnerable in music [than] with ‘Soul Searching.’ And nd then again, how he’s played around with different sounds like he did in ‘Infinite Dream.’”
His music has evolved alongside his career and experiences in life. Having the ability to express universal feeling through his craft seems like second nature for the singer.
“There’s something for everyone on this album,” Bazzi said in an Atlantic Record press release. “It’s a wide net, because I’m touching on so many different things. I’m becoming more of myself. I’m changing every day. I’m focusing on making the right decisions in relationships and creating great ideas. I think you’ll get to see me through my art.”
Among other songs in the album, the track “Only Fan,” featuring rapper Cordae, stands out. This song feels like a blast from the past. The track salutes 70’s and 80’s music with its quick tempo and disco-like sounds making you want to get up and dance.
In contrast, the track “Will it ever feel the same?” puts the world on mute and emotions on blast. Moving on from an ex can sometimes feel like your heart has been ripped out of your chest.
With its lyrics comforting a broken heart and a mending soul, its opening words press salt on an open wound saying “I’ll delete your number out my phone, it will hurt, it will hurt, whatever.” The reality of moving on and dealing with the emotions that come after a break-up are captured by Bazzi’s raw display of his feelings.
“This is the most personal song I’ve ever written and it feels good to get this one off my chest,” Bazzi said in an Atlantic Record press release.
With its wide range of songs and sincere lyrics, the album has also introduced new fans to his music.
“I feel like Bazzi makes the type of music we can all relate to in our 20’s,” Dayana Morffi said, a new fan. “It’s a difficult time of finding ourselves, love and loss, and making mistakes. It’s comforting to know we’re not alone.”
On Aug. 1, Bazzi announced his North American tour in which he will be visiting 11 states. The tour has 16 dates beginning in October and ending in November. Tickets went on sale on Aug 5. He will be visiting Florida in October passing through Lake Buena Vista first and then to South Florida, Bazzi’s last headline tour in North America was back in 2018 and consisted of 13 dates. This would be his first time visiting Florida in a headline tour.
His Fort Lauderdale show will be held at the Revolution Live with tickets on sale from $44 to $114. The venue can hold up to 1,300 people. Ticket sale numbers were unavailable as a representative from Revolution Live could not disclose any numbers when requested by the Caplin News, as per the company’s policy.
Fans are now looking forward to experiencing Infinite Dream live. Bazzi’s vocals can once again be heard live post-pandemic. Entering a world in which musical boundaries don’t exist and songs can take on new memories is merely weeks away from beginning.
“I am so happy that he’s touring again after so long of not being able to,” Lulfs said. “It’s going to be so fun to see him again and hear all of these new songs live. I can’t wait.”
Bazzi North America Tour:
Oct. 17 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Oct. 18 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Oct. 19 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
Oct. 22 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
Oct. 23 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
Oct. 25 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
Oct. 27 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
Oct. 29 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
Oct. 30 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Nov. 1 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
Nov. 3 – Toronto, ON – Rebel
Nov. 4 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
Nov. 6 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
Nov. 9 – Denver, CO – Summit
Nov. 14 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Nov. 15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern