“A stunningly soulful writer.” – Apple Music
“Joel Baker has always been an exacting artist, a perfectionist in the way he approaches each new release.” – Clash Magazine
‘One of the most promising new voices in the singer-songwriter world.’ – Notion Magazine
His EP is special –a collection of honest, engaging and sometimes raw songs.’ – TMRW Magazine
‘A husky mastered tone that creates a powerful impact, a sound that is perfect for emotional storytelling.’ – Link Up
‘Gorgeous- full of hypnotic and beautiful melodies.’ – Wonderland
Encapsulating a sound that falls somewhere between Ben Howard and early Jamie T, the former Labour Party speech writer, singer-songwriter, musician and producer was discovered by BBC Introducing Nottingham and key champion DJ Dean Jackson after sending his demos into the station in embossed parliamentary envelopes. Since Joel came on the scene he has racked up millions of streams, landed countless radio playlist spots with BBC Local, BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra and Beats 1 and been championed by everyone from Dean to Huw Stephens, MistaJam, Jack Saunders and DJ Target, through to i-D and Clash, to Taylor Swift who included his single ‘No One In Heaven’ in her ‘Songs Taylor Loves’ Spotify playlist.
Joel’s momentum is set to continue throughout 2019 with the release of his anticipated debut album and headline tour.
Watch the official music video for ‘Rupi Kaur’ below: