RELEASES BRAND NEW VIDEO FOR SINGLE
“THE EIGHTEENTH HOLE“
UK + EUROPEAN TOUR FOR JANUARY + FEBRUARY 2020
“Nostalgic and nuanced, with a chorus that nods to Jackson Browne and a buoyant, bubbling verse worthy of Feist.” – Rolling Stone
“It captures complex feelings in a big hearted way…I think he’s such a special songwriter and performer” – NPR (World Café)
Tim Baker gives us a beautifully cinematic end to 2019 with the stunning video for The Eighteenth Hole,” Forever Overhead‘s (Arts & Crafts) heartbreak track. Shot in Newfoundland by both Adrian Vieni and Amos Le Blanc, the video outlines the fractures that can happen in love-torn relationships. The director duo arrived in Newfoundland (having never been there before) and shot completely unscripted until they found their narrative, using photographic inspiration from Terrence Malick and some of Baker’s own sketches.
Adrian describes the video’s ethos, “The Eighteenth Hole is an intimate study of human emotion and connection. It acts as a time capsule, capturing the profound impact others have on us throughout our lives, and the shared experiences that connect us. With each moment, we’re reminded of the choices we’ve made, the trajectory we’ve taken, and people we’ve met that have shaped us into who we are today.”
Tim says “It was the first video I’ve ever been a part of where I was almost completely hands off with the production. My manager Jase reached out to Amos, who we’ve been a fan of for quite some time, and shared a series of scenes that I’d dreamt up. It was decided that he would fly to Newfoundland with his producer, cinematographer and crew and use pretty much the entire budget just slowly shooting as many beautiful, sad, interesting scenes as they could in a week. I never saw anything until the first assembly about a month later. I love it so much. It’s very fitting but open, nostalgic but new and I hope you like it.”
Tim released The Eighteenth Hole Variations EP on October 18, which featured a gorgeous vocal trio reconfiguration of the album track, as well as the song performed as solo piano.
Forever Overhead just claimed the Top 10 Folk Album of 2019 via Canadian Music Monthly, Exclaim magazine, who noted: “The record draws deep from the past with both exaltations and mournful reveries…’All Hands’ bows gratefully to the past while ‘The Eighteenth Hole’ lingers on ‘what-ifs’…Forever Overhead is a resounding act of preservation in an age of unprecedented destruction.”
And, CBCMusic has also lofted the album on to its Year End round up noting, “it’s these hushed, vulnerable moments that highlight Baker’s songwriting mastery best.” (The Best 19 Albums of 2019).
He will tour in the U.K.(London show is already SOLD OUT) and Europe, beginning with dates in Portugal, and also play Ireland, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands over January and February of 2020 (with Nico Paulo). All dates are noted below.
TIM BAKER – UPCOMING TOUR DATES 2020
January 2: Casa da Música – Porto, Portugal*
January 15: Musicbox Lisboa – Lisbon, Portugal*
January 16: Atlas Hostel – Leiria, Portugal*
January 17: Cine-Teatro of Estarreja – Estarreja, Portugal*
January 19: Sofar Sounds Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal*
January 22 Servant Jazz Quarters – London, UK – SOLD OUT*
January 24 Henry Tudor House – Shrewsbury, UK*
January 26: Upstairs at Whelans – Dublin, Ireland*
January 29: Acapella, Cardiff, UK*
January 31: Hare on the Hill – Bristol, UK*
February 2: Prince Albert, Brighton, UK*
February 4: Sofar Paris, Paris, France
February 7: Più Piano, Neuburg an der Donau, Germany*
February 9: Chelsea – Vienna, Austria*
February 12: Mojo Jazz Cafe – Hamburg Germany*
February 13: Prachtwerk – Berlin, Germany*
February 15: Lutherse Kirk – Groningen, Netherlands^
February 16: Trivoli Vrendenburg – Utrecht, Netherlands^
*w/ Nico Paulo
^ supporting Kacy & Clayton