MARC BAKER SHARES DEBUT TRACK
“NO PLACE I’D RATHER BE” VIA THE 405
PLAYS MIAMI HORROR’S ‘THE SHAPES’ BLOCK PARTY IN BROOKLYN AUG 19TH
LISTEN: Marc Baker – “No Place I’d Rather Be”
“simply three minutes and 46 seconds of pure euphoria.” – The 405
LA-based new wave and post-punk artist Marc Baker shares debut track “No Place I’d Rather Be” via The 405. He explains that the song “highlights my troubles with romance, but focuses on that urgency and excitement you feel before it all falls to pieces.” You can check it out here + the lyric video here, and stay tuned for more new music coming soon.
WATCH: Marc Baker – “No Place I’d Rather Be” Lyric Video
Marc Baker brings attitude to pop and romance to punk. He throws roses into the crowd. He swings the mic around his neck while donning a three-piece suit. This is what’s to expect when the Melbourne born and bred singer takes the stage.
The music, too, is reflective of all these things compounded with the frenetic energy and indelible melodies prevalent on the records he grew up listening to, which continue to serve as inspiration. Filtered through his and producer Benjamin Plant’s (Miami Horror) discerning ears—the songs recorded during their sessions yield a contemporary spin on that beloved, vintage sound.
The first single is entitled “No Place I’d Rather Be.” Its refrain illustrates the emotion Baker so brazenly wears on his sleeve: “There is no place I’d rather be than next to you, holding hands, watching the world fall to pieces,” he sings.
But it’s the yearning expressed—that desire and desperation to connect—which is most revelatory about Baker and the timeliness of his arrival. Sure, while that sentiment of longing is no stranger to song—it’s perhaps even more relevant today, where connectivity, though ostensibly at our fingertips, has never been so far away.
If you’re in the NYC area, you can catch Marc Baker playing a special show at Miami Horror’s The Shapes party at The Well in Brooklyn (8/19), more info here.
7.30 – Ace Hotel & Swim Club –
Palm Springs, CA
8.19 – The Well (w/ Miami Horror, Small Black) – Brooklyn, NY