Louis Baker Says He 'Just Want(s) To Thank You'
We were sure when we came across New Zealand singer/songwriter Louis Baker's talents last year that he was one to watch, and following his invitation to last year's Red Bull New York Academy, this year has seen him go on to further cement his burgeoning reputation for thoughtful songwriting and sensitively soulful vocals. Releasing his debut 'Louis Baker' EP, he followed up with a tour of his home country before playing a series of shows in Australia with rising soul star Jordan Rakei, before heading to Europe for a series of shows in conjunction with the Red Bull Music Academy. With more shows lined up in the U.K. and Europe this August, here Baker releases a 'B'-side acoustic version of 'Just Want To Thank You', which will be available on 7 inch vinyl this September as a limited release, saying 'this song is for you. When I wrote this I was thinking of two things, my appreciation for the support I receive and how we as individuals, communities, societies deal with mass-media manipulation, separatism and disconnectedness. May peace start at home'.