Louis Baker is inarguably one of the most compelling voices to emerge in recent years from New Zealand’s thriving musical landscape, and today he shares his new single “Addict”, the follow up to his previous single “Gave It All Away”.
To create “Addict”, Baker teamed up with two-time Ivor Novello winner and Grammy nominated songwriter and producer Sacha Skarbek, producer Josh Fountain (LEISURE) and fellow New Zealander Em-Haley Walker (aka. Theia), resulting in a song with a strong R&B sensibility and a seductive soul feel.
“Addict” combines a slow-burning arrangement that fuses Motown-styled guitar stabs and a 70s bass groove (played by Baker) with contemporary electronic production, allowing space for Baker’s mellifluous vocal range and soulful rawness to take the forefront. It’s the closest we have ever been to hearing his voice more akin to how he is in his live shows, showing the power and dexterity of his voice in a way that hasn’t been heard in previous singles.
You don’t want to miss Louis Baker live this month, as he performs two shows in Auckland and Wellington with a full band. Inspired by vintage soul bands, this translates into his live show.
"That’s where a lot of my influence stems from. The night will have it’s soft, quiet moments, and it will also have high-energy parts where the roof could lift off"
See Louis Baker live -
May 19 - REC - Auckland - buy tickets here
May 20 - San Fran - Wellington - buy tickets here