Baker Boy has unveiled the music video for his new single ‘Survive’, coinciding with the release of his long-awaited debut album ‘Gela’.
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The video was directed by Baker Boy – real name Danzal Baker – himself, in co-operation with Aurie Indianna, and features a one-take, close-up shot of Baker performing the powerful song against a white backdrop.
The song also features a spoken interlude from actor Uncle Jack Charles, a member of the Stolen Generation, saying: “My survival ability now rests on the fact that I have to share that journey of surviving. Share it with those that are still survive against the enormous odds of the vicious cycle, the merry-go-round of prisoners in and out of prison, the perpetual journey of going from one addiction to another.”
Watch the video for ‘Survive’ below.
In a statement, Baker said the concept for the video was inspired by Sinead O’Connor and her iconic visuals for ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’.
“When Aurie showed me the Sinead O’Connor video I was like ‘Damn, you can just feel the emotion’ and with a song like Survive, I just want it to hit,” Baker said. “We wanted to create a visual that made people stop and listen.”
‘Survive’ is the latest single from ‘Gela’ to receive a music video. The album, out today (October 15), has also spawned previously-released videos for ‘Cool As Hell’, ‘Meditjin’ with JessB, ‘Move’, ‘Ride’ with longtime collaborator Yirrmal and, most recently, ‘My Mind’ with G Flip. He also dropped another single, ‘Butterflies’, last month.