If the song is built correctly then everything else is just decoration.
At least, that seems to be the philosophy running through Michael Baker's work. New EP 'Caroline' features a range of collaborators, but that raw, stripped back sound could only come from one artist.
Out tomorrow (December 11th) it's an imposing offering, five tracks that span an enormous emotional depth.
Clash is able to premiere the title cut, with 'Caroline' matching Michael's voice against some deft and enormously effective guitar work.
Check it out now.