Baker Boy has dropped a piping hot new track in Better Days, which features Dallas Woods and Sampa The Great.
While the release seems timely, the song itself was actually penned last year, before, well, 2020 happened. Better Days features English, Yolngu Matha and Bemba, and is “a celebration of culture and shared experience through language”.
Says Baker Boy of the track’s creation: “The whole studio time we had was amazing. The first time, seeing Sampa actually perform in the recording session, I got a surprise when she started singing. She’s got an amazing voice. I’ve always listened to her rap and to hear her sing, it was a whole other level. In the first part of Sampa’s verse, she’s rapping in language too, that inspires me as well.”
“Our common ground is bringing our cultures to the forefront in what is the mainstream right now,” Sampa The Great adds. “That’s something that I always saw and always admired in both Baker Boy and Dallas, and something I wanted to do for myself. Sometimes we put so much strain on artists, that they are even afraid to grow. I’m glad Baker Boy feels like he can actually express this element of himself. He doesn’t have to be one thing and that’s really beautiful.”
Here’s Better Days – while we await an album from Baker Boy with much anticipation…