The 11-track album is a delicate blend of piano-based ballads and empowering folk-pop anthems. With lively, dynamic instrumentals that will drive right into your bones, this album is the perfect spring record. Baker’s lyricism really takes the lead on Forever Overhead, as he sings poetic lines about nature and human connection like, “Slide like a spirit down the same old roads/ You’ve been haunting these hills since the morning you were born,” and “But the mainland calls to take me away/ Can take my life, but when I die/ I’m only going back to those valley black nights.”
“I always felt that I want to write about things that are really meaningful to me and also in a kind of oblique way, do good,” Baker explains in a statement. “If you’re going to commit your whole life to it, I think it should be about more than trying to be cool or something…which I’ve never been particularly good at anyway.”
Stream Forever Overhead below.
Tim Baker will be bringing his lively new tunes to The Great Hall from April 23th – 25th.