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Louis Baker reveals “Gave It All Away” with acoustic A-side and Mu (of Fat Freddy’s Drop) remix B-side

Today, Louis Baker shares new single “Gave It All Away”, which follows two breathtaking songs “Fade” and “Rainbow” and a year of co-writing and songwriting sessions abroad. “Gave It All Away” has been released as two different versions: one is a strikingly raw, acoustic recording by Baker, and the other is an electronic dance track produced by none other than Fat Freddy’s Drop legend behind the MPC, Mu.

Baker will be releasing a 7″ split single vinyl, featuring the two versions of the song on February 10th 2017.

Written alone by the young Wellington-based songwriter, “Gave It All Away” came to life late one night in a hotel room, far from the grounding lights of home. Baker recalls that moment of creative revelation: “I remember feeling the exhaustion starting to set in, after being on the road by myself in the UK for quite some time. The song is about not giving up on your dreams. It’s about never giving in. It’s about the resolve and determination one must have in order to make these dreams become reality.”

Originally written and recorded acoustically, Baker also wanted to explore the idea of trying an alternate version. With his love and interest in dance, hip-hop and house music, Louis reached out to DJ/producer Mu of Fat Freddy’s Drop to collaborate on the track. What has been delivered is a deep, four-to-the-floor dance track that makes your body want to move. Speaking on the remix, Baker reflects,“to work with Mu on this project was so dope. I’ve always been a huge fan of Fat Freddy’s, and in particular Mu’s production.”

The Mu-produced version of “Gave It All Away” was featured by Red Bull on their 20 before 17 feature, which ran across 2016 covering their biggest moments (and artists) of the year. This included the likes of Dizzee Rascal, Mike Will Made It, YG, Lil Wayne and Erykah Badu, to name a few. You can catch up on the sessions HERE.

Last year, Louis spent a great deal of time overseas, creating new material and collaborating with a range of fellow songwriters from around the world. In late 2016, he attended ASCAP’s Songwriter Retreat – a prestigious songwriting camp held at the Château Marouatte castle in Southern France during the latter half of September. Previous attendees have included Ellie Goulding, James Bay, Mika, Mike Posner, Dougy Mandagi (The Temper Trap) and Tom Higgenson (Plain White T’s) to name a few.

Throughout travelling and seeing the world in 2016, the 27-year-old Wellingtonian released two singles, “Rainbow” and “Fade“, which invited us into a new chapter in this soulful singer-songwriter’s book and a new era of his musical evolution, further marked by third release “Gave It All Away”.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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