Darwin singer-songwriter Caiti Baker has released her first new music of 2020.
‘Worth It’ is not only the first taste of Baker’s next EP ‘Mary Of The North’, but also serves as a collaboration with both the upcoming podcast ‘Birds Eye View’ and the women of the Darwin Correctional Centre.
Listen to ‘Worth It’ below:
Launching this Sunday (March 8) – International Women’s Day – ‘Birds Eye View’ is a 10-part podcast series created by women prisoners, in collaboration with Darwin production studio StoryProjects.
‘Worth It’ was originally put forward in its demo form to Johanna Bell, the creator of ‘Birds Eye View’, as a potential theme song for the podcast. To add to the song, Bell then provided Baker and producer James Mangohig with samples of recordings from within the Correctional Centre.
In a press statement, Baker described this exchange as “an inspiration to both us and the song”.
“I spent time in the Correctional Centre working with the women, teaching them the song, listening to their stories and performing for them”, she added. “I recorded them singing in the library and in a toilet because the acoustics were amazing! Just picture fifteen women crowded into a disabled toilet room singing.”
Baker has pledged to donate a portion of proceeds raised by the song’s revenue to the Women Of Worth program being run by the Darwin YWCA.
She will launch the single tonight at The Lucky Bat in her native Darwin, before touring in April in support of veteran jazz guitarist George Benson.
View this post on Instagram
Excited to share with you all the artwork to my new song "Worth It" which is out March 6! 🧍🏼♀️🧍🏾♀️🧍🏻♀️🧍🏿♀️ — This artwork is one element of a larger piece created by Darwin's own amazing and inspiring multimedia artist @franckgohier. More about that later! 🐊 🎨 — To celebrate, I'm throwing a release day party with my @settledownrecords crew at the @luckybatcafe and you're invited! 💃🏻🕺🏻 — Tickets available from link in my bio.