It is no small statement releasing your debut album. Gela, with its eponymous nature, feels like yet an even bigger statement. Gela is Danzal Baker’s skin name. To put it simply, it is his identity, “Gela is who I am. It is my story.” There could be no other name to describe these foundational tracks, which include singles ‘Cool As Hell’, ‘Meditjin feat. JessB’, ‘Move’, ‘Ride feat. Yirrmal’, ‘My Mind feat. G Flip’ and ‘Butterflies’. Just as these songs tell the unique tale of Australia’s most joyful and energetic performer, so does the accompanying artwork by Adnate. The perfect representation of Gela’s duality, the artwork is further brought to life by a new AR filter released on Baker Boy’s Instagram here.
Release: October 15th, 2021, Island Records
Words: Island Records