Watch Baker Boy’s raw, one-take video for new song ‘Survive’

'Survive' is taken from Baker Boy's debut album 'Gela', out today

Baker Boy has unveiled the music video for his new single ‘Survive’, coinciding with the release of his long-awaited debut album ‘Gela’.

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.