Bahamas Is Afie is the first self-produced album from Bahamas, aka Afie Jurvanen, and follows 2012’s acclaimed Barchords, described by The Observer as “a warm, sun-dappled record with an appealing snag of heartache”. Jurvanen sought to create and produce a more developed arrangement of strings, brass, winds, orchestral percussion, and chamber choruses on Bahamas Is Afie. Prior to this record, Jurvanen’s releases have all been sparsely recorded bedroom records with this new album marking a transition to a more complex and fully arranged collection of music.

After touring internationally with Feist for three years and returning home with a large backlog of new compositions, Afie recorded Bahamas' 2009 debut Pink Strat. The record was nominated for Canada’s Juno Award and the Polaris Music Prize (Mercury Prize equivalent). Bahamas hit the road for two years after the release, touring with artists such as Wilco and Robert Plant. The follow-up, Barchords, was nominated for two Juno Awards including Adult Alternative Album of the Year and Songwriter of The Year and was named Best Singer/Songwriter Album of 2012 by iTunes.