Louis Baker (born circa 1989 in Newtown, Wellington) is a New Zealand soul musician and singer-songwriter, best known for his live shows and singles Rainbow, Black Crow, nd Addict leading into his debut album Open, released in 2019. One of Wellington and New Zealand’s highest-profile independent artists, he has seen success both locally and internationally.
Baker was born and raised in the suburb of Newtown in Wellington, Baker began writing songs at age 11, and at age 17 was a finalist in a national songwriting competition. In 2014, he recorded his self-titled EP in North London with Andy Lovegrove, who has produced for Breaks Co-Op and Supergrass. The EP reached No. 3 on the New Zealand Albums chart and was well-received critically. Baker’s music has been influenced by the diverse culture of Wellington, especially Newtown, and acts such as Fat Freddy’s Drop and Trinity Roots.