Premiere: Joel Baker ‘Harder To Fall’

Thursday 23 August 2018

The soulful sounds of Joel Baker return, with the acoustic version of his new single Harder to Fall. The Nottingham based singer-songwriter explores how much harder it is to fall in love after going through knocks & bruises.

After his huge success from his critically exclaimed Bag of Dreams we can only expect great things from the former labour party speech writer. Produced by Jordan Riley and mixed by Grammy award winning Manny Marroquin Harder to Fall is a cry for help to start feeling again and experience that love and emotion that was once so familiar.

“I recorded the acoustic version of Harder To Fall in East London, near London Fields. Alongside Jordan Riley, we wanted to strip the song back to it’s original essence; a heartbreakingly honest tale of numbness. Using a cheap second-hand guitar we remade the song from scratch before adding a few of the textures from the original. We kept the sounds as unrefined as possible, leaving room for the words to cut through.”​

With the track alone sounding like a coffee date with Jamie T and Cosmo Pyke, it’s a treat to see his latest video directed by George Baxter taking place in a coffee shop. As the record continues to show Baker’s ability to pull you in every direction, Harder to Fall is definitely keeping Baker firmly at the indie table.