Over the past months, Michael Baker has been setting the stage for his pivotal record, Salt. From dreamlike single ‘Claire’ to ‘Baby Books’, a touching ode to the songwriter’s friend who sadly lost their life to suicide, it's clear to see that Baker knows how to create music that sticks with beautiful lyricism.
Baker’s debut Dust & Bone LP, was something to admire as he was able to create powerful music that kept his fans engaged and wanting more. From heartbreaking moments in the lyrics to powerful instruments combing to create something special.
The album launch show, where you can click here for tickets, is on March 30th at The Finsbury Pub, London where many fans, old and new, can explore the new depths that Baker has created in this new record.
The Brighton-based musician has now released his ten-track sophomore album, upon which he reflects here:
“My first album was your classic, for want of a better word, heartbreak record. Coming past that period of my life, I made this album the one where I was able to talk about mental health. I was turning 30 in the music industry, that was hard. You question a lot of things at that age until you start realising that it’s not all that serious. Ultimately, it was the happiest two years of my life while making this record. I have a wonderful girlfriend, wonderful friends, but still the same mental health problems that I’d been able to blame on other things before. It shocked me that I was still having these ups and downs.”