Michael Baker’s music has a raw honesty that captivates you to listen; really, really listen, not only to the melody of his vocals but also the story to his lyrics. So when we were approached with the opportunity to get the exclusive first showing of his video for the beautiful track ‘Leaving It All’, I had to jump at the chance to share it with you. Baker is set to release his debut 5 track EP ‘Keys To The Kingdom’ in late April, and ‘Leaving It All’ is one of two videos to accompany this accomplished debut EP.
With lyrical honesty and sweet, acoustic flair on his guitar, ‘Leaving It All’ delivers a melancholy and unflinching tale of sacrificing your ambition and a life in the big city to return to the security of home – a decision that Baker seems nowhere near ready to make for himself. Michael and his band have been touring and busking extensively around the UK, whilst simultaneously laying down tracks for his anticipated debut album. The visuals tell a simple narrative of older reflections on youthful ambition – and its really moving stuff.
Keys To The Kingdom is available for pre order on itunes now, and out on general release on 27th April.