Miles Kane has released Baggio, the second cut from his forthcoming fifth solo studio album One Man Band, which drops on 4th August via Modern Sky Records.
A cosmic song about childhood life and belief, Baggio is straight up, guitar driven brilliance as Kane searches for himself within Italian football legend Roberto Baggio. “I was eight years old when I first saw Baggio on TV, it was during the 1994 World Cup,” Kane says. “I was taken back by his presence, his look and his talent. It was the first time I’d seen a man look so different and unique. Seeing Baggio led me to be obsessed with that Italian football team for many years later. They made me want to grow my hair and I think that was the start of me getting obsessed with clothes, fashion and all things Italian. It was the start of me wanting to grow into who I am today.”
Miles Kane (Charlie Salt)
The sometimes Last Shadow Puppets man returns to his guitar hero best on One Man Band as he focuses on big hooks and even bigger anthems. Sharp, infectious, urgent and packed to the brim with singalong moments, it’s Kane on the top of his game. A deeply personal record, he returned to Liverpool to work on the album, finding himself reflecting on his journey.
“Making the album back in Liverpool with my family really helped to bring this out of me,” Kane said of the writing process. “We left no stone unturned. Sometimes you have to go backwards to go forwards, and this album helped me rediscover why I picked up a guitar in the first place. This album is like a brand new, yet somehow familiar leather jacket. A comforting melting pot of all the music that has inspired and continues to inspire me every day.”
Listen to Baggio below:
Recorded at the brand new Kempston Street Studios, Kane teamed up with longtime collaborator James Skelly of The Coral for production duties. Taking shape after the 37-year-old wrote the album’s infectious title-track and the hazy Ransom, he hooked up with Blossoms’ Tom Ogden and Keiran Shudall of Circa Waves, as well as Andy Burrow and regular writing partner Jamie Biles to put the tracks together.
One Man Band is a career-defining album, sonically brilliant, heartfelt and filled with music he was destined to make since the very beginning of an action packed career.
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