SYS Radio host Maggie Tra invites Soul singer Louis Baker from New Zealand onto their show next week 17th April at 2pm.
They chat about longevity in the soul music industry, how he feels about touring with Allen Stone and his favourite Melbourne artists’ he’s digging at the moment.
One of the most distinctive voices in modern music, Louis Baker releases ‘The People’, a humble anthem for the modern age. ‘The People’ takes inspiration from the socially conscious songwriting cues of soul legends Marvin Gaye and Curtis Mayfield, alongside a powerful line from Oscar Wild.
Baker’s new track comes off his long-awaited debut album, due to be released later this year. Written in his home studio, the track was later brought to life in London, and produced by The Nextmen’s Brad Ellis(Wilkinson, James Arthur, Jorja Smith).Influenced byJames Gadson’s drum work forBill Withers, the high Strat jangle of Mayfield and the Motown punch of Joe Messina’s stabs, this is a song forged in the feelings of our unsteady world. Louis Baker has created a hymn for a point in time when the people have never needed it more.