Brian Baker is back with his latest single “Sometimes (You Lose Yourself)”, a track featuring an infectious groove with slightly darker subject matter than fans might expect. “I really had no idea how prescient the lyrics would be…..At the end of 2020 it was time for me to return home,” he explains, “I moved from Melbourne, Australia, back to what I consider to be my spiritual home, Northland, New Zealand.”
“Sometimes (You Lose yourself)” reflects the mindset of Baker and that leap of faith in his move. “There are times when you need to walk away and let it go, to lose yourself.” he explains, “Our ideas of ourselves, our place, our purpose are impermanent and can change. Ideas and expectations of love can also change, but somehow, life and love continue. This is that idea in a song.”
“Sometimes (You Lose Yourself)” was recorded at Brian’s studio, The Bakery, in Melbourne Australia but released after he’d arrived in New Zealand. The music video features Baker playing all the roles in the band in his lush new property. “Living here, it’s pretty up close to Nature, something I like. That isn’t always comfortable or easy but it is helping me see that we’re part of that picture, caretakers not dominators.”
Brian Baker is a singer/songwriter/producer with a passion for the environment and Buddhism, themes evident in his songs, music and videos. He plays guitar, bass, piano and keyboards, drums and percussion, sings and relishes his production duties, on his own songs and other artists works.
Brian is passionate about songwriting and is a student and big fan of Pat Pattison. (A professor at Berklee College of Music, teaching lyric writing and poetry.) After moving to Australia from New Zealand in 1980, Brian performed with many Australian bands, securing a Sony recording deal with “The Ones”. Around this time he scored his first song placement on the second UnCanny X-Men album, (Australian rock act) with the song “Colour Your Answer Blue”. After writing and recording top 20 single “Heart” with The Ones (released on Sony) he went on to co write the score for the movie “Rikki and Pete” with Eddie Rayner from Split Enz/Crowded House. Eddie and Brian continued to work together as “The Makers”, releasing 2 CDs through Warner’s East West label, including the hit single “Big Picture”. Together with drummer Michael Barker, they toured Australia and New Zealand with the B52’s and appeared on TV shows like MTV, Countdown, Hey Hey It’s Saturday, Tonight Live and The Midday Show.
Brian signed a deal with Fable Music/The Image Label to produce library music which continues to be used worldwide. He’s written and recorded radio and TV jingles, short film and documentary scores. He has performed at countless shows and is writing and recording songs and music at the highest level of his profession.