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Melanie Baker is a singer, songwriter and musician hailing from the Lake District and now based in Newcastle-upon-tyne. Her direct and honest lyricism capture themes such as queer identity, self-reflection and the anxieties of modern life.
She has supported the likes of dodie, Tessa Violet, Maisie Peters,
Will Varley, Jen Cloher, Jesca Hoop and runnner.
Her self-released music so far has organically amassed over a million streams on Spotify alone and received radio play from BBC Introducing, BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 1.
After her debut headline UK tour in 2022, she has been working on her third EP, set to be released next year. "Amid real, raw pathos, there’s also a sense of lightness to Baker’s newly rocky full-band arrangements. These are songs that may never have existed had Baker not found a way to make music that excited her again, and that gives them a tangible spark."
Reflecting on her songwriting process, Melanie says "I write about what I know and how I feel, if other people can relate to that then sharing those songs feels like an integral part of the process." Melanie’s fearless vulnerability allows her music to cut to the chase of raw and relatable human experiences.
- Jo Whiley BBC Radio 2
“a poignant British newcomer”
- WithGuitars Magazine
“Melanie Baker has all the marks of a great songwriter”
- Bittersweet Symphonies
“an extremely exciting new artist”
- Art Will Fall
“An indie-pop gem”
- Eartotheground Music
"Her talent is overtly evident, and her impassioned and captivating live set has been refined over years of performing."
- Atwood Magazine