The Harbour Agency presents


8:00pm, Thu 21 September, 2017
OAF Gallery, NSW

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New Zealand soul royalty Louis Baker reveals sensual new video for latest single ‘Addict’ and announces his return to Australia.

"His honest lyrics and melodies are a real stand out, which never fail to strike a chord." - MTV

Wellington soul singer, songwriter and tearjerker Louis Baker has made quite a recognisable name for himself across the globe with his compelling blend of Motown and RnB. His latest single 'Addict' is a sensual, slow groove number now sporting a highly complimentary visual accompaniment.

'Addict' is the follow up single to its predecessor 'Gave It All Away' - the hit single that pricked ears both at home and afar with Double J and the UK's BBC Radio 6, as well as gaining him a spot on Red Bull Music's 20 before 17 list. Not shying away from the spotlight, 'Addict' certainly backs up this acclaim, but with a shift from the acoustic and upbeat, to the sensual, electronic and restrained. Vocally, the track is the closest you can get to Baker's love-stoned live delivery that can somehow hold in its grasp equal parts manic desire and raw vulnerability.

The music video features a suave, leather jacket clad Baker as the personal driver of a woman, cruising the streets of Brooklyn, New York on a night of gambling. Complete with dimly lit streets, colour-saturated clubs and glimpses through a rear-view mirror lens, the Shae Sterling directed film clip pays homage to an era of iconic 70s and 80s film combined with a clean modern look. The perfect encapsulation of the intense lust that about bursts from the single's seams.

"The video is the perfect visual depiction of what the song sounds like."
Louis Baker

With over 7.5 million Spotify streams from fans across the world alike Louis Bakers has performed at festivals across the world, including Field Days, Sziget Festival, Sonar Festival, Berlin Festival, The Great Escape, and closer to home Splendor in the Grass.

Returning to Australia this September, you can catch the exquisite ache of Louis Baker live with his full band when he plays intimate Melbourne and Sydney venues that are not to be missed.

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