Joel Baker Teases Debut Album with ‘What’s A Song’ [VIDEO]
Hailing from the UK, fast-rising singer/songwriter Joel Baker is preparing to release his debut album later this year. The former Labour Party Speech Writer was first discovered and championed by BBC Introducing Nottingham and DJ Dean Jackson after sending his demos into the station in embossed parliamentary envelopes. Once the demos got played it was clear that Joel Baker was onto something. Having released 2 EP’s, a mixtape, and found additional support from Huw Stephens, MistaJam, Jack Saunders, DJ Target, and top tier publications like i-D and Clash, Joel Baker seems to be connecting in a real and exceptional way.
Now, kicking off his new headlining tour today, Joel Baker has begun to tease new tunes from his forthcoming album. The first offering, “What’s a Song”, is the perfect introduction to the new body of work – and to Joel Baker if you are not yet familiar. Rich, organic production featuring bright piano, acoustic guitar, lush strings and a phenomenal arrangement work perfectly between Joel’s signature raspy vocals and incredibly poignant lyrics.
If you are in the UK, make sure you check him out at one of his stops this month – and if you live in the US (like me) just be patient, I’m sure it won’t be long until he makes his way across the pond.