Louis Baker today shares a rare live studio session video of his latest single ‘So Lo’, featuring backing vocalist and fellow kiwi, Gee Clifford, providing a sultry fem flavour to the mix. Baker’s debut album Open is out June 21st, ahead of a nationwide New Zealand album tour.
Upon its release last Friday, ‘So Lo’ was featured on 6 x Spotify playlists and 11 x New Music Friday playlists worldwide, and currently sits at 73,000 streams in under a week. Baker has a long relationship with streaming platforms, which began with the success of his earlier single ‘Rainbow’. The track, released in 2015, was discovered on a number of playlists around the world, clocking upwards of 5 million streams.
‘So Lo’ was co-written with Australian musicians Lanks and Plutonic Lab in Sydney, and later recorded and produced in collaboration with Grammy-nominated Engineer and Producer Steve Rusch (Kendrick Lamar, Solange, Raphael Saadiq) at his home studio in Los Angeles.
LOUIS BAKER, OPEN ALBUM RELEASE TOUR DATES:
Thursday 8 August - Blue Smoke, Christchurch
Friday 9 August - Tuning Fork, Auckland
Saturday 10 August - San Fran, Wellington
Monday 17 June - Servant Jazz Quarters, London (exclusive album preview show) - SOLD OUT
Ticketing and more details available at louisbaker.co.nz
An album formulated around letting go of the past, accepting the present and feeling open to the future, this feeling threads itself around the project from beginning to end, hence the record’s suitable title, Open. Coming to life in studios across London, Los Angeles, and Sydney, to his humble home studio setup in Pōneke/Wellington, New Zealand, Open has seen the world and taken it in. The record was created with the input of friends and familiar faces from around the world, including Steve Rusch (Kendrick Lamar, Solange, Raphael Saadiq), Brad Ellis (Jorja Smith, James Arthur, Wilkinson), Jordan Rakei (Tom Misch, Disclosure) who co-produced the title track with Louis, multi-platinum selling songwriter Lindy Robbins (Andra Day, Chromeo), Josh Fountain (Bene, LEISURE, MAALA), and Laura Bettinson (FEMME).