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Louis Baker - Single/Video Review: The People

15 Apr 2019 // A review by Corinne Rutherford

Wellington based independent singer/songwriter Louis Baker has just released a gorgeous heart-felt single The People. His smooth soulful voice delighting us yet again with a taste of what’s to come from his long-awaited debut album, due to be released later this year.

The music video directed by Shae Sterling which accompanies this track is a beautiful honest reflection of the song. As I had literally just stepped off the plane from Wellington when I was handed this review, I could visualise the streets, the people, the diversity and the culture which was fresh in my mind, of Baker's hometown.

The People celebrates the variety of cultures wonderful Wellington has to offer, “The accompanying video is a love letter to Baker’s roots in the Wellington suburb of Newtown, featuring his favourite places, his friends, and even his firefighter father”. There is so much I love about this video and the song; it is a sincere and significant track - “Louis Baker has created a hymn for a point in time when the people have never needed it more”.

Baker has a beautiful and lustrous voice; it is not hard to see why he captivates his listeners and has an ever growing fan base internationally.

This is a song of the people for the people; there is an important message for everyone in the lyrics. It is a track with genuine and heartfelt lyrics, the love Baker has for his hometown suburb of Newton, is obvious. The visuals to The People mirror the words in the song.

Yet another stunning offering from Louis Baker.

Rating: ( 5 / 5 )
 

About Louis Baker

Soulful singer-songwriter Louis Baker possesses a voice that can register as an intimate croon or soar to dizzying heights. And when twinned with his prodigious fretwork that he’s cultivated over many years as both a student and a teacher of the guitar, his voice is a tool that he’s able to wield to jaw-dropping effect.

Emerging from the rich musical landscape of Wellington – a city that’s given the world singular musical voices like Fat Freddy’s Drop, The Black Seeds and TrinityRoots – Baker has been announced down under as one of the leading voices of a new school of Kiwi soul music.

Crafting his work with a deep artistic integrity, Louis has gathered a loyal following that spans the world over. Everyone from India Arie (“Louis Baker, you sing my soul,”) to the international music community (BBC 6 Music, Clash Magazine, The Line of Best Fit, Earmilk) have shown love for what he is, and has become.

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Year: 2019
Type: Album
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