• Yolngu star Baker Boy has released his long awaited debut album. (Supplied. )Source: Supplied.
The 14 track album features some of the country's best musicians.
By
NITV Staff Writer

Source:
NITV News
15 Oct 2021 - 11:41 AM  UPDATED 15 Oct 2021 - 11:41 AM

Fans of Baker Boy will be celebrating as his long-promised first album 'Gela' makes its debut.

The LP features appearances by JessB, G Flip, Jerome Farah, and even Uncle Jack Charles. 

Six singles preceded the full album's release over the last 12 months, but now listeners can enjoy the 14 track work in its entirety. 

Triple J picked the album as one of their most highly-anticipated works of 2019, leaving admirers of the rapper's work waiting for more than two years. 

Baker Boy, born Danzal Baker, said he was glad he took his time with the project. 

"It is a much better body of work for it!" he told the ABC.

"‘My Mind’ featuring G Flip, is a sign of the fun, party vibes that people expect from Baker Boy, but there are definitely some surprises on the album that I am most excited about people hearing!”

It promises to be a highly personal work. The album's title, 'Gela' refers to Baker's skin name. 

"It is my experience of living in duality as a Yolngu man and as the Fresh Prince of Arnhem Land as Baker Boy,” he said. 

The album cover leaves no doubt that the musician has his heart on his sleeve for the project. The artwork, by acclaimed graffiti mural artist Adnate, features a close-up of Baker's face with traditional paint and the Aboriginal flag colours. 

Baker Boy has enjoyed a successful rise to the upper echelons of the country's music scene since he debuted in 2017. 

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