BAKER: Pop Icon in the Making Posted on April 18, 2013 6:56pm

MUSICHEL writes: "Pop artists are aplenty and in order to stick out, you have to be extra talented and of course, hardworking! In the music industry, to succeed, one must be a triple threat: a singer, songwriter and a dancer. Of course, good looks and the ability to act are pluses and BAKER has got it all!...

I interviewed Baker a while ago and he revealed that he has plans to release his first full-length album in the third quarter of the year. Find out more about what it takes to be a successful singer, Baker’s music and… uh… what he would do if a stranger offered him a banana. Yes I have extremely bizarre questions..."

Check out all of the new interview on Musichel now!

ET Interviews BAKER Posted on March 26, 2013 2:45pm

Danny Directo at ET writes:
One of the most promising new pop artists on the horizon is the singer-songwriter known as BAKER. The New York City native is bringing some East Coast swag to the electro pop dance scene. What sets him apart is his insanely rich voice and catchy lyricism. A former acapella singer and classically-trained cellist, this guy knows music!

See the interview at ET Online:

Artist You Should Know: BAKER

BAKER, a crooner who nicely falls somewhere between blue-eyed soul and smooth pop, is gearing up to release his second EP Not Gonna Wait, a follow-up to 2011′s The BAKER EP. The singer worked on the five new original tracks with producers like Grammy winner Damon Sharpe, Greg Ogan, The Young Boyz and Eric Sanicola.

Ogan produced the bombastic ballad “Queen Of Broken Hearts,” which finds BAKER lyrically detailing the pain of one woman’s inner strife. You can give the song a spin right here on Idolator, ahead of the March 26 release of the EP.

Catch it here!

Best Songs of 2012 Posted on January 7, 2013 11:23am

Check out who made Baker's list of the top songs of 2012! Read (and watch the videos) here.

Baker on Billboard.com Posted on December 14, 2012 9:27am

In his last video, BAKER was pounding the pavement in New York City -- now he's heading to the streets of L.A.

"The new song is about when you know how you feel and want to shout it from the rooftops," he told Billboard.com of "If U Luv Me." "The new video is about me in L.A. literally doing that with my boombox like in 'Say Anything'."

Click here to read the rest of the article as well as get a sneak peak at the new video!
 

MTV Buzzworthy: BAKER Posted on December 3, 2012 2:50pm

While plenty of pop singers can also call themselves songwriters, how many of them qualify as bona fide classical cellists? Let us rephrase: How many pop singers are classical cellists who went to Harvard? Yeah, probably not too many. That brings us to Baker -- the Harvard-educated, classical cellist-turned FABULOUS pop singer who is currently burning up YouTube with his viral hit "Not Gonna Wait."

Read the entire article here.
 

Guest Curator on ARTSICLE Posted on September 18, 2012 1:54pm

BAKER is about to blow up. For the uninitiated, the New York-bred, current LA resident makes music you can't get out of your mind. His adrenaline-fueled dance-pop is relentless and makes the heart pound. He's all the more compelling because beyond the catchy beats and ear-worm hooks, you'll find a Harvard-educated musician who has trained as a classical cellist and doesn't let Autotune do the singing for him. You'll find someone whose family owns and operates one of the oldest men's custom clothiers in the United States. And someone who says, of his music, "It’s got a pulse. Not just with the bass lines or the drums but the emotion in them can hopefully be felt. You can dance to it and sing along to it but hopefully it’ll make your day a little brighter or your night a little longer."

Read the entire guest spot here.
 

On Friday 24 August popledge went to see an up and coming music star at Molly Malone’s in Los Angeles! Here is our writer Tammy’s experience of the gig.

Molly Malone’s is a cute little music venue in L.A and if you ever get the opportunity to see an artist there then I would definitely recommend it, Friday night (24th) I had the pleasure of seeing an up-and-coming artist there called Baker.

Read the full review.
 

BAKER: Electro Pop Music's Newest Voice Posted on September 10, 2012 10:23am

Feature Friday’s are a highlight of the week for Life of a Rock Star™ because supporting new music and young talent is a great pleasure. This week, in particular, we are over the top excited to introduce our readers to BAKER, an up and coming force in the dance / pop music scene.

BAKER is bringing a fresh face to the electro pop dance music world. He has a great sound, hot look and brings his own style reminiscent of George Michael and the 80s to the stage.

His fast tempo dance songs act as a perfect background to showcase his wide vocal range. While his voice sounds consistently rich, BAKER belts out the high pop notes and then turns around and digs deep to get raspy where necessary. “It’s Complicated” being a great example of how BAKER displays this talent.

Read the whole article here.
 

EQTV: "Not Gonna Wait" Posted on September 10, 2012 10:21am

Oh happy times! Why? U.S native Baker has unleashed a new song and video.

The electro pop Prince Charming spins in the disco vibes on new track “Not Gonna Wait”, and it’s an instant sing-a-long affair, Baker’s gonna get you cooing wooo, woooo-ooooo so subconsciously you won’t even realise your doing it, it’ll be instinctive. Engagement of audience participation within a few bars or so, (of notes of course, not beers that would only lead to slurring and not purring – anyway digressing!) the mark of a brilliant pop song, if I do say so myself.

Check out the interview here.