Following the release of acclaimed first single ‘Story’ feat Abra Cadabra, hotly tipped singer songwriter Joel Baker releases the title track from his upcoming ‘Bag of Dreams’ mixtape today.
Written and produced by Joel, ‘Bag of Dreams’ channels an eclectic mix of soulful vocals paired beautifully with lazy beats and raw emotion.
Speaking about ‘Bag of Dreams’, Joel says: “Bag of Dreams was written at a very dark time. The big city sold me a fairy tale and I believed it. Occasionally a song will come around when it writes itself in minutes. You aren’t really writing it, you’re just coughing up your heart trying to capture what comes out. A few people tried to convince me to change lyrics because they said it made me sound ‘bitter’. But I was bitter. That’s how I knew the song worked.”
Featuring guest appearances from Kojo Funds & Abra Cadabra and co produced by Joel alongside Courage (Ray BLK), Kin (Naughty Boy) and Maths Time Joy, the forthcoming mixtape encapsulates a sound that falls somewhere between Ben Howard and early Jamie T while fused with the world of grime.
The ex-Labour speech writer has been championed by a wealth of tastemakers – from MistaJam & Huw Stephens through to i-D and Clash Magazine (to name a few) and is currently in the studio with rated Croydon MC Hardy Caprio as he works on his new EP due to be released later this year.
‘BAG OF DREAMS’ IS AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD/STREAM NOW: