I had the privilege of meeting We Are Baker last year at The Extended Play Sessions. A duo composed of Mishal Moore and Richard Cortez, their music is both thought-provoking and unusual. Today they released a short film/long video of their song ‘Owl’.
I am far from an expert on music videos, but this film captures what I know of Mishal’s and Richard’s personalities. Emotional and introspective, those qualities and more are conveyed through this film. Their music is not easy to quantify. When I was introduced to them, they were described as soulful jazz, although jazzy soul might better suit them. Those fit as well as any descriptor (okay, they are not a country band, nor are they a pop, rock, or roots band).
There is a tremendous amount of sensuality in their music and their live performance, and that is conveyed well in this video.
We Are Baker is embarking on a European tour in the very near future; if anyone reading this wants to host a house concert, please contact their manager, Elliott Chambers, at firstname.lastname@example.org. They are worth seeing.
WeAreBaker, a duo project of Mishal Moore and Richard Cortez, delivered one of the most emotional music experiences I have ever had. I believe everyone in the audience at the Extended Play Sessions felt the same.
This is going to be a difficult review to write because I doubt my words will adequately convey the intensity of this performance.