Produced by Jordan Riley and mixed by Grammy award winning Manny Marroquin (Kayne West, Alicia Keys, Whitney Houston), the beautifully written ‘Harder To Fall’, showcases Joel’s stunning vocals and deft songwriting talent. The first track to be taken from his next project, 'Harder To Fall', sees Joel collaborate with friend and videographer George Baxter to create a stunning lyric video shot on location in Brighton.
"’Harder to Fall’ is a song about it becoming harder and harder to fall in love after going through knocks & bruises along the way (‘I broke my heart and it healed back different’).” Say Joel. “You put your guard up more (‘there’s four armies in my heart all leading the resistance’), one for each chamber. You start to become desensitised (‘sad stories on the news don’t move me’). The song is a cry for help to start feeling again and experience that love and emotion that was once so familiar.”
Joel Baker has racked up millions of streams, landed countless places on influential tastemaker playlists and received spot plays from key Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra DJs following the release of his critically acclaimed Bag of Dreams mixtape and The Dreamers EP. Championed by everyone from MistaJam and Huw Stephens through i-D and Clash, to Taylor Swift, both releases have featured a wealth of hotly tipped collaborators from emcees Abra Cadabra and Sneakbo to rising R&B chanteuse Mahalia.
A former Labour Party speechwriter, singer-songwriter, musician and producer Joel Baker was discovered by Radio 1 bosses after sending his demos into the station in embossed parliamentary envelopes.
Joel’s momentum is set to continue throughout 2018 with a talent that is only just beginning to test its boundaries.
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