For some, January can be a period for reminiscing; a time to reflect on the year that has past as well as being a representation of new beginnings and fresh starts. To compliment this month filled with mixed emotions, Michael Baker has released yet again another soft, subtly sad and utterly beautiful track to ease us into this New Year.
His second single of late to discuss the subject of Mental Health, Michael proves once more that he has this innate ability to touch upon sensitive issues and transmute the resultant raw and honest emotions into each and every song. Lightly, he guides his audience by the hand and holds their attention from the very moment he begins.
A song rich with reverb, tenderly plucked guitar and gentle, yet graceful vocal melodies which float in the midst and hang in the air, thus giving the listener a chance to savour and truly absorb Michaels effortless songwriting and storytelling.
“I wrote ‘They Look Just Like They Know’ when I had moved to Brighton after spending a couple of years of living in my Van and moving around. This song is a melancholic ponder on both the comfort and discomfort of memories, and how sometimes, in the darker times, your own home can feel strange and unfamiliar. It’s the difference between feeling at home in your mind, and feeling trapped in it.” – Michael Baker.