“The simplest of things can be most effective. Michael’s music is sparse, skeletal yet often deeply moving” – Mahogany
After releasing his stunning sophomore album Salt, which Atwood praised as “an achingly honest & heartfelt reckoning full of striking vulnerability & intensely intimate, beautiful songwriting.” Michael released his 3rd studio Album ‘How Come You Sleep’, recorded with Lucy Rose band member Andrew Stuart-Buttle during the first lockdown of 2020, & mixed by Oliver Baldwin (Aldous Harding, First Aid Kit). ‘How Come You Sleep resonates with soaring melodies & glistening string arrangements that add depth & colour. It weaves stirring wonders, a cathartic release of tension & visceral self-reflection.’ Atwood Magazine
After Completing a self produced covers EP Michael is now gearing up to release his 4th studio Album, produced & recorded with Luke Potashnick (Gabrielle Aplin, Alberta Cross, Tom The Lion) at the renow
‘One God Damn’ is taken from his second album ‘Salt’ a record that maps Baker’s journey through darkness and vulnerability to something a lot more hopeful and has won over scores of new fans with its feel-good magnetism.
‘Salt’ was Arts Council UK funded and was released in March 2020, with a 6 piece band of multi instrumentalists who provide soaring harmonies, production from Ed Martin and mix from Oliver Baldwin (Aldous Harding / First Aid Kit), Salt also features guest pedal steel from Maggie Bjorklund ( Jack White) and is a towering accomplishment that will win hearts with its adept handling of love, loss and hope. With a 3rd album already written there’s more to come, but for now though, you’re about to get to know the real Michael Baker.. “I’ve been getting letters and messages from people saying that my songs have got them through a very hard time, and I don’t know how to reply to them other than as if I’d known them my whole life. That’s the way that I would do it. I hope that my music gives them as much as it’s given me.”