If you don’t recognise Joel it might be because he’s changed his hair style since the last time we spoke, it’s been almost three years since we sat down for our first Conversation With Joel Baker and like each of us he’s been on a journey and come a long way in that time. As positive and energetic as always, the Nottingham born musician takes us back to where it all began and tells us why his latest musical offering, Bran Flakes Vol. 1, sees a noticeable change to his sound. You could even call him a rapper now…
As with a great deal of the music we’re currently listening to on a regular basis, GoldLink came onto our radar through the ever expanding musical portal that is Soulection. When we say portal, it really is taking music to new worlds and dimensions showcasing what they describe as The Sound of Tomorrow. A close associate of Soulection, GoldLink performed at their sold out London KOKO show earlier this year and, along with a lineup of other artists, exemplified what the movement is all about. At only 22, the young rapper has a whole career ahead of him, so we wanted to find out how he got there and where he’s going.
A couple months ago we had the opportunity to sit down with our good friend Joel Baker to discuss his then upcoming Long Sleeves EP. We are all aware that in life timing is everything so with that in mind it seems only right to unleash our conversation with the songwriter now that the EP is available for purchase. Humble beginnings, influences, faith and London life were all subjects touched upon during our discussion with an added look into what the future holds.
Boom. New feature alert. We’ve been a bit slack of late with careers taking precedence and the weather hasn’t been helping with the post-work staying up late to do Y&Y tings. I keep falling asleep when I don’t want to and the post never gets done – time to change that, hold tight for the barrage of content your way. Starting with a new live music photography feature, kick starting with Alex Clare at American Express ®. Summer Series. Hop on after the cut.