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Louis Baker - Single Review: Black Crow

18 May 2018 // A review by ShelleySketch

Louis Baker has been rather quiet recently, however he has still been active on social media and is still doing live shows. But now he has given everyone something to be excited about, his new single Black Crow.
 
Black Crow is obviously a metaphor “I can’t seem to shake the black crow from my shoulders” – Shaking the bad luck/bad feelings off. Just wanting those bad feelings to go away. However, the way Louis performs it gives the song a lighter feeling to what is clearly something uncomfortable. Louis Baker’s strong, raw vocals shine through, as it usually does in his music. There’s no mistaking his soulful voice which provides a sense of comfort in this track.

The cover artwork is simple but ties in well with the track. A black feather is drawn on a navy background and the whole image is framed by a black border. The feather is surrounded by a white sketchy glow and there is also white detailing in the feather as well. The glow seems like the light in the dark.
 
Louis Baker also dropped a video to accompany the track. It depicts a little boy going about his adult life, clearly unhappy, but pushing through. He hugs Louis at the end of the video which provides a comforting moment in the video.
 
Louis Baker has come back strong and shows us that his new album is something to look forward too.

★★★★ (5 stars)


Review written by Shelley Te Haara

 

About Louis Baker

Renowned for equal parts uplifting / tear inducing live shows, Baker's achingly raw lyrics intertwined with mesmerizing melodies and an emotive vocal tone that produces shades of Motown-era soul, it leaves no question as to why international media have touted this native New Zealand singer / songwriter as one to watch.

“Baker's beautiful voice, [is] delicate and fragile, yet at the same time imbued with an emotional maturity” - The Next2Shine


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Louis Baker
Year: 2014
Type: EP
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