Harvard grad Chris Baker may be cut of Ivy League cloth, but this native New Yorker isn’t sticking with the categorical norm. The Brooklyn-based artist is pursuing a career in electro-pop and has acquired quite a MySpace and YouTube following in the process. “Id always been performing since I could talk. I think the nerve to really go after it came a couple years ago and I started recording in L.A.,” Baker chatted on the moment he decided to fully pursue his music career. “I was a junior at Harvard and I was just in L.A. for the summer and I randomly met these L.A. producers so I thought ‘Hey, why not try recording?,'” Chris explained of that fateful meeting. “Then I was at this club Teddys in Hollywood and my cover of Nirvanas Heart-Shaped Box came on and just seeing that, seeing everybody dance, was when I knew.”
Good fortune may be following Baker in spades how often does a chance at recording sans risk come along but now he’s putting in his own leg work. He’s ditched the grunge scene and opted for something more danceable. “It’s a new sound for me,” Chris said of the worldwide debut of his catchy single Echo. Though it’s his first music video, the rising pop star had a taste of reel work as a film theory and critique major. Baker admits that the education has stuck with him. He said, “I’m definitely my own harshest critic.”
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