BBC Introducing artist Joel Baker releases the heart warming music video for new single “What’s A Song“. His first of the year, it comes off the back of two strong EP releases last year – Winter Dreams and The Dreamers EP.
The new single is a beautifully solemn dedication. It is led by the acoustics of the guitar, the subtle pianos and Joel’s stunning voice. Directed by long time collaborator George Baxter, the video is infact a touching tribute to his mother. Joel is learning to live his life again with the presence of a motherly figure looking over his every move.
Joel notes: “I wrote this song a couple of years back about a breakup that was particularly painful…However this song has evolved through the years and when I sing it now it means different things…The video explores the shadow that grief leaves in your life. Everywhere you go. Everything you see. There’s a shadow that is cast even on the brightest of days.”
“We finished the video with a poem my Dad wrote. My dad writes great poems and I asked him if he could write one for this. He did. I love it. And it was wonderful getting him to be a part of something so close to all our hearts.”
A former Labour Party speech writer, Joel Baker has come a long way since then. And now millions of streams, major playlist support across Spotify, landed countless radio playlist spots later, he readies his forthcoming album with this new track. Expect a brilliant 2019 from Joel Baker.