Baker Boy recently returned with a brand new track, sharing the clip for his latest single, “Move”, overnight. Serving as Danzal Baker’s first single of 2020, the groove-driven single sees the Arnhem Land artist rapping in Yolngu Matha and English, with Willie Tafa (Ariana Grande, Ella Mai) on production duties, and Andrei Eremin on mixing.
Dedicated to his partner and serving as a tribute to the strong women in his life, the track found itself instantly added to triple j and to playlists on Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube.
Premiering the track’s music video on YouTube last night, the clip sees Danzal achieving a strong ’90s vibe with the help of his predominantly-female team.
“‘Move’ was a really fun video to make, it had such a chilled vibe and a really great team,” Baker Boy explains. “One of the main things I wanted was to have a strong female team around the video, I was lucky to work with Freya [Esders] as the Director and I collaborated with Aurie [Indianna] again on the Creative Direction and Styling which is always a fun process.
“We had a mostly female team the whole way through this clip form Freya and Aurie, to the dance Choreographer, Hair and Make Up Artist to the editor.”
Shooting the clip on film across two days at the National Centre for Synchrotron Science and Studio Revolution, a creative space in Port Melbourne, the video wasn’t without its difficulties.
Shot in early March, COVID-19 restrictions and postal delays saw the film’s processing being delayed in New York, though Danzal feels it was worth the wait.
“It was great process, it got slowed down a bit getting the film scanned in New York during a global pandemic, but it all came together, and it really nailed the vibe and direction I have been trying to send the Baker Boy project in.”
While his video for ‘Meditjin feat. Jess B’ was filmed at the National Gallery of Victoria, ‘Move’ was shot over two days at the National Centre for Synchrotron Science and Studio Revolution, a creative space in Port Melbourne.
“Danzal was keen on following the love song story line, so we worked together to kind of recreate some of our early memories as a couple, and keep it light and fun, with lots of energy,” Creative Director and Stylist Aurie Indianna adds of the clip’s inspiration.
“We knew right from the start that we wanted to shoot on film and create almost a retrospective feel to the clip. This really triggered the idea for the 90’s / millennium references but then playing with that through kitschy moments like Danzal spinning on the couch while FaceTiming.”
Baker Boy’s “Move” is out now.