Los Angeles duo Smoke Season are releasing a new single for their forthcoming album today, June 16 called "Good Days". Knowing Smoke Season, there is likely to be a gorgeous video to accompany it shortly as well.
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.
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