Hak Baker Releases “Dopehead”


East London’s own poet laureate, just released a highly anticipated new track.

After making his BBC debut on Later… With Jools Holland earlier this year, performing a string of high-profile gigs and announcing an eagerly-awaited new project for next year, Hak Baker has capped off 2018 with an impressive new track.

Reporting on the track, Complex staffer Jame Keith said:

“On the track, Baker takes an unflinching look at the realities of life in London, specifically drug addiction, and spins the heartbreaking tale over stripped back guitars with an audible edge of anguish in his voice.”


While Robin Murray at The Clash described “Dopehead” as:

“A tale of misadventure leading to addiction, it moves from wry humour to stark, arresting imagery. ‘Addiction is for the rich,’ he warns, and while it’s melodically astute ‘Dopehead’ certainly isn’t for the fainthearted.”


You can listen to the track here


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