Directed by long time collaborator and friend, George Baxter, the video for the first track taken from Joel Baker’s forthcoming debut album is a touching tribute to his mother.
Joel notes: ‘I wrote this song a couple of years back about a breakup that was particularly painful. It’s about the small details of a break up that appear insurmountable at the time. However this song has evolved through the years and when I sing it now it means different things.’
He goes on to explain: ‘For the video we wanted to explore different themes on what the song could mean. We decided to go down the route of grief. Sometimes grief can make us think that there’s no hope left. That there’s no point in carrying on. If they are gone I may as well be too. The video explores the shadow that grief leaves in your life.
Everywhere you go. Everything you see. There’s a shadow that is cast even on the brightest of days. We finished the video with a poem my Dad wrote. My dad writes great poems and I asked him if he could write one for this. He did. I love it. And it was wonderful getting him to be a part of something so close to all our hearts.’
Joel’s momentum is set to continue throughout 2019 with the release of his anticipated debut album and headline tour.
Full dates below:
10 APRIL 2019 – Cardiff, 10 Feet Tall
11 APRIL 2019 – Manchester, YES (Basement)
12 APRIL 2019 – Glasgow, The Glad Café
13 APRIL 2019 – Tynemouth, Surf Cafe
23 APRIL 2019 – London, The Lexington
24 APRIL 2019 – Leicester, The Cookie
26 APRIL 2019 – Birmingham, The Sunflower Lounge
27 APRIL 2019 – Nottingham, Bodega Social Club