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Baxter Dury returns with his new track ‘Aylesbury Boy’, from his upcoming seventh studio album I Thought I Was Better Than You. Due for release June 2nd 2023 through Heavenly Recordings, the album is produced by Paul White, celebrated for his work in Golden Rules and with the likes of Charli XCX and Danny Brown. Hotly-tipped new singer-songwriters Eska and JGrrey feature in addition to Baxter’s regular vocalist Madeline Hart. 

 

Hotly-tipped new singer-songwriters Eska and JGrrey feature in addition to Baxter’s regular vocalist Madeline Hart.

 

Baxter will also be headlining his biggest UK tour to date, finishing off with a headline show at London’s Roundhouse on October 10th 2023. He will also be supporting Pulp on three of their UK shows, including Finsbury Park on July 1st.

“This song is about coming from one place and arriving at another without fitting in to either..."

On the new track Baxter says: “This song is about coming from one place and arriving at another without fitting in to either, and I think of these people like characters from Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away.”

 

“Day ghosts raised by long faces,” he sings in his over gesticulated, Ladbroke Grovian sputter: if a ‘Day Ghost’ is “someone who roams the streets avoiding school”, and a ‘Long Face’ is a “disappointed adult”, then this line takes on a new emotional weight, drawing out are sympathy and unlocking the unique language of Baxter’s imagination. When you combine this with the swinging hip-hop beat, it makes for a dizzying combination of humour and poignancy – a Baxter Dury special.

 

Watch the music video for ‘Aylesbury Boy’:

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