Watch Joel Baker’s live performance of Story

Nottingham's budding talent releases a stripped back version of his track 'Story' featuring Abra Cadabra and filmed at Dean Street Studios exclusively for Notion.

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Joel Baker has been steadily making a name for himself the past few years, first garnering attention back in 2015 for his hip hop influenced mixtapes which caught the attention of SBTV. He’s now switched things up a little, going back to his roots and channeling an acoustic and more promising sound. The most recent release, ‘Story’ featuring Abra Cadabra is taken off his upcoming EP Bag of Dreams, which has been produced by the songwriter alongside Courage, Kin and Maths Times Joy.

He now strips things back a little, demonstrating his live ability for a live performance of ‘Story’ for Notion, filmed at Dean Street Studios.

“This song is inspired by many, many conversations I’ve had with the guys over the years about the complications of casual relationships,” Joel Baker says of the song. “It’s not this care free lifestyle people portray. It’s actually a headache. I learnt the hard way; there’s always strings attached. Me and Abs had a chat about the subject too and I think he puts it better than me actually. ‘Make sure the girl you pick’s just right’. I couldn’t agree more.”

Watch the live version below.

Live performance created exclusively by Notion at Dean Street Studios.
Filmed and edited by James Dove @WMA Agency.
Styled by Alicia Ellis
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