Melanie Baker announces ‘Burnout Baby’ EP with new single

Newcastle-based indie specialist Melanie Baker has announced her EP ‘Burnout Baby’ due for release on April 5th. 

To celebrate the announcement the 25-year-old shared spellbinding new track ‘I don’t cry like I used to’. 

Marking the follow-up to pulsating lead track ‘All My Plants Have Died’, the Cumbrian native’s second EP reveal delves deeper into her raw songwriting cannon and focuses on the process of struggling with intense burnout. 

Releasing via Du Blonde’s cult indie label Daemon T.V, Burnout Baby showcases the self-taught musician’s newly-formed rocky full-band arrangements. 

The heartfelt offering is also accompanied today by a full UK headline tour, lined up to coincide with her EP release in the spring.

Describing her brand new track, Melanie Baker revealed: “This is a song I wrote when I was at a bit of a rock bottom with my mental health last year, it’s the only good thing that came out of a pretty rough period.

“It’s both tender and heavy at the same time, but probably one of the most important songs I needed to write. I find it scary releasing a song that has these vulnerable, heart-on-the-sleeve lyrics but I also think it’s an essential part of my craft, to share something that I know other people have been through and can relate to.

“I actually find it hard to talk about my feelings in normal life, but somehow I can let it all out in my songwriting, I can be unfiltered and totally honest and that is very freeing.”

With early acclaim from tastemakers, the enigmatic newcomer is certainly making several impressive strides on the emerging indie landscape.

Speaking on the EP itself, Melanie Baker added: “This EP is about trying to keep up in a fast-paced, success-driven society and struggling with intense burnout. 

“Writing and making this EP has been a slow process of healing for me and now all of these songs serve as reminders to do what I want and be who I wanna be. They’re all almost mantras to me now. When I perform them, it’s like getting to hear the words that I really wanna believe in.”

Listen to ‘I don’t cry like I used to’ now.

Photo credit: Ellen Dixon

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