Joel Baker
It's about taking a chance and starting again...

Joel Baker knew there was something inside him.

Working in parliament as a Labour party speechwriter, he used what little spare time he had to send out his demos.

Eventually, someone noticed. Radio 1 picked up an embossed parliamentary envelope and - intrigued - placed 'play' on the stereo.

Since then, Joel Baker has been a phenomenon in waiting. New single 'Harder To Fall' continues his rise, a song about defiance, about taking a chance and starting to gain.

Soulful pop music with a real bite, he explains: "’Harder to Fall’ is a song about it becoming harder and harder to fall in love after going through knocks and bruises along the way (‘I broke my heart and it healed back different’)”.

“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.”

The video for the single was shot on location in Lancaster - directed by Daniel Brereton, it's a riveting watch.

Tune in now.

Join us on Vero, as we get under the skin of global cultural happenings. Follow Clash Magazine as we skip merrily between clubs, concerts, interviews and photo shoots. Get backstage sneak peeks and a true view into our world as the fun and games unfold.

Buy Clash Magazine


Follow Clash: