Layla Marino

Track Review: Bitter’s Kiss ‘The Rope’ [Video]

Baker's bright and Birdy-like voice makes "The Rope" all the more poignant as it deals with the sensitive subject of suicide. Apparently inspired by a real-life incident in her family, Baker uses her verse and music to explore this oft-ignored problem in America. Already a master wordsmith, Baker as Bitter's kiss relates to the pain of mental illness and the inner struggles it can create in beautiful poetic verse. The Johnny Cash-like outlaw country backing tune perfectly matches the churchy tone in Baker's lyrics and the style or rhyme in the verse. A simple but well-composed song, "The Rope" is a haunting first track from Baker's first album.

Layla Marino

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Contributor / Writer. Layla Marino is a music and street art blogger with 17 years in the industry. Focusing on indie, experimental and electronic music, Layla writes for a number of publications on underground music and art culture.