The release arrives alongside an official visual for Survive!
Yolngu rapper, dancer, artist, and actor Baker Boy has shared his highly anticipated debut album, Gela. The musician will be hitting the road in support of the album this November.
Across fourteen tracks, Gela showcases an introspective glimpse into the musician, sharing his own story and those of Indigenous Australians, with the albums title representing his "skin name, and one of the truest markers of his identity." The record features friends and collaborators G Flip. Lara Andallo, Jerome Farah, Thando, the revered Uncle Jack Charles and notable co-writers Dallas Woods and Rob Amoruso with Jerome Farah, Pip Norman, and Willie Tafa producing tracks off the album.
Speaking of the albums beautiful and striking artwork, created by iconic street artist Adnate, the musician shares: “I want people to see what my life is like, and where I come from. The journey from a remote community to living in the city and trying to adapt, and have that balance, is a lot of hard work, [but] it’s an amazing journey.”
Alongside the release arrives alongside an official visual for Survive, in which Baker Boy performs the track in front of a stark white background. Featuring a spoken word interlude from actor Uncle Jack Charles, the captivating one-shot visual was directed by the musician alongside Aurie Indianna.
Kicking off at Melbourne's Forum Theatre on November 6, Baker Boy's national tour will continue on to Sydney, Brisbane, and Darwin, before wrapping up in Fremantle on December 4. The musician will also take to the stage at NYE On The Hill in Kernot on December 30, before performing at River Sounds in Bellingen on January 14, as well as an appearance at Bluesfest in Byron Bay next year,
Gela is out now!