Sonny Baker’s newest single, “Swollen, You’re Opening” off his forthcoming release, Easier, is a pleasant surprise. If you’re at all familiar with Baker’s music, you’re familiar with a driving rock beat, jangly guitar hooks, dynamically cathartic vocals. This song is more of a stripped down soundtrack to a daydream, with the samba inspired rhythm and shy acoustics offering a pie-in-the-sky feel. Though somewhat unexpected, I think Baker approaches the tune with finesse and honesty, which speaks to his sensibility toward craft over genre.
Peep the single below and keep an ear out for the rest of the EP to drop next month.