He’s sexy, he’s smart (…went to Harvard!) and he makes music that will make you get on your feet and dance. Meet BAKER. The hottest new face in the world of Electro Pop music. Micah Jesse caught up with Baker:
Describe to me when you first knew you wanted to make music. What was it about making music and/or performing that attracted you?
When I was 8 years old at summer camp, it was my counselor’s idea for all of us to perform “Stand By Me” for the other groups. I remember the counselor loved my voice so much she put the microphone right in front of me, so even though everyone was singing, the crowd could only hear me. And I think on the surface, I enjoyed the attention (I still do) but really it was more about communication. If someone has a voice of their own – whether that means singing or public speaking or writing, they should develop it and share it.
– …to the “electro pop” genre specifically?
That’s the style that fit my writing and my voice the best; it was a pretty clear choice right from the start.
Who do you make music for? Who is your target audience?
I don’t have one; I’ve been amazed by how many different people of all ages and places and walks of life that have discovered my music, so I hope it only continues to expand.
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Do you remember the first time you heard your song come on the radio or played in a club? Describe that — feelings, etc.
Complete shock. I was in a club in New York about 2 years ago and I didn’t believe it. My friends were going insane but I had to walk up to the DJ and look at his screen to make sure it was actually my song before I could be happy too.
Love your cover of Britney’s “Hold It Against Me…” Are you team Britney Spears or Christina Aguilera?
Thanks! And I think there’s room for both of them.
How would you describe your personal style (fashion)? Favorite brands or stores to shop (NYC and LA)?
I’m inspired a lot by the 50s but really I just try to wear what fits me and makes me feel comfortable. I go to Topman in New York and I love American Rag in LA.
List (5) things people don’t know about you:
I played cello from the ages of 5 to 16
I don’t eat meat.
I have about 6 cups of coffee a day
I never sleep. Ever. (That might be a result of #3 right?)