There can be something soothing in melancholy, something beautiful in poignancy.
It's a dichotomy Michael Baker knows all too well, and the Anglo-French songwriter's work is layered in such contradictory nuance.
A flurry of singles have been accompanied by a full UK and European tour, and it's all been richly deserved.
Touching down at North London's Finsbury on October 29th, he'll play an all-too-rare show in the capital - and it's free entry, too.
New single 'Past The Evening' is a tender return, showcasing the songwriter's deftness of touch, and his gilded use of colour.
The video builds on this, an intimate portrait of an artist performing material that means so much to him.
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