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14 FEBRUARY 2020 (TORONTO, ON) -- Indie-pop artist and producer Virginia to Vegas drops his new single “betterman” today, via Wax Records. The pop single pairs the message of self-improvement with his trademark synth-pop melodies. “betterman” introduces an elevated maturity to Virginia to Vegas’ music, and invites his fans along as he begins a new exciting era.


Of the new single, Baker comments, “betterman” is a song about personal growth and reflection. In my personal life and career, I’ve experienced many ups and downs, but ultimately the one thing I’ve found to calm anxiety and doubt is putting in work on myself. This song touches on the idea of growing up following a breakup and the journey home.”


“betterman” comes out following the meteoric rise of Virginia to Vegas’ latest gold record “Just Friends,” which went top 5 at Canadian radio, and amassed 40 million streams across all platforms. “betterman” marks the first single of an exciting new chapter for Virginia to Vegas, with more to come very soon.


About Virginia to Vegas

Virginia to Vegas, aka Derik Baker, is an American-born Canadian singer-songwriter. After being discovered on YouTube, Baker was signed to Wax Records in 2013 and released his first single “We Are Stars” January of 2014. Baker is best known for his indie-pop choruses and sticky electronic melodies, which have awarded him critical acclaim and several platinum certifications. In 2018, Baker expanded his reach internationally, co-writing the single “IDWK” with blackbear and DVBBS. Baker's most recent release, “Just Friends” saw Virginia to Vegas reach new heights, garnering a top 5 chart position at Canadian radio. Baker is poised to continue his incredible success with new music coming in early 2020.


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Wax Records is an independent, full-service music company. Our focus is on finding, developing, and promoting career artists with remarkable talent. Founded in 2009, Wax began as a small operation built on 40 years of combined music industry experience. Originally formed in 2006 as the Canadian branch of Windup Records, and representing such top tier acts as Evanescence, Seether, and Finger 11, the new team built their reputations together with high profile marketing strategies and remarkable Canadian success. Having recognized the talent present in Wax, Universal Music Canada soon decided to lend their support with full international distribution. Wax Records is home to the following artists: ASHS, bülow, noelle, Alyssa Reid, Virginia to Vegas, Owen Barney, and Blitz//Berlin.