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New EP: Brian Baker 'Open Up Your Heart'
Brian Baker 'Open Up Your Heart'
Writer: Brian Baker
OMP share: 100% ('Open Up Your Heart')
Genre: singer-songwriter, alt-indie
Release date: 24 June 2022

New Zealand based ORiGiN artist Brian Baker has a new collection of songs due for release Friday June 24th featuring the focus song 'Open Up Your Heart'. This is a new arrangement Brian has done of a song he originally wrote back in 2018. Having established a new studio space on his permaculture farm this selection of recordings show off what he is capable of doing almost single-handedly.

The EP also includes another earlier song Brian had co-created with former Split Enz musical maestro Eddie Rayner when they had the band The Makers. 'New Kind Of Blue' gets a new arrangement here as well. The EP also includes a charged up arrangement of the Tori Amos song 'Cornflake Girl'.

“We were doing  live TV show as The Makers in Sydney back in the early 1990s” says Brian, “and the other musical guest on the show was Tori Amos doing a piano vocal performance of 'Cornflake Girl'. We were blown away by her immense talent and this particular song. I’ve always wanted to do my own take on it and here it is”.

Also included is a lovely instrumental tune Brian composed titled 'Blue Water Meditation' displaying his guitar skills.

A video for 'Open Up Your Heart' will coincide with the EP release, once again displaying Brian's considerable guitar skills.

Brian is launching the EP with a gig at The Ledge in Whangarei near where he lives on the North Island of NZ. Brian is also appearing at the Bay Of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival in August. Ticket info here.

1. Open Up Your Heart
2. New Kind Of Blue
3. Fool
4. Blue Water Meditation
5. Cornflake Girl
6. Cornflake Girl (radio edit)

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