Baxter Dury shares new single ‘Celebrate Me’

Baxter Dury press photo
Photo credit: Tom Berd

Musician, writer and Renaissance man Baxter Dury has shared Celebrate Me, the third track lifted from his forthcoming seventh studio album ‘I Thought I Was Better Than You’. Due for release June 2 via 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. Baxter on his new track “A stream of consciousness rant about being predictably bohemian, west London-ish and attention seeking.” 

Watch the video for Celebrate Me via YouTube below.

Baxter Dury’s latest album, ‘I Thought I Was Better Than You,’ is a new era for him, and with this new era comes a new character. “Faux-confrontational,” Baxter calls him. Here, not only is he recounting his childhood, but he’s also reckoning with it. Instead of just swinging at his past blindfolded with a baseball bat, he talks openly about the toxic cocktail of being born into unfortunately fortunate circumstances, with a persuasive surname but no structure or sense of responsibility with which reap the rewards of it. “Really, it’s about being trapped in an awkward place between something you’re actually quite good at, and somebody else’s success.” That ‘somebody else’ being his dad, Ian Dury. As one of the album centerpieces – Shadow – agonizingly puts it: “But no one will get over that you’re someone’s son/Even though you want to be like Frank Ocean/But you don’t sound like him, you sound just like Ian.”

Baxter Dury I Thought I Was Better Than You cover artwork

‘I Thought I Was Better Than You’ track list

1. So Much Money
2. Aylesbury Boy
3. Celebrate Me
4. Leon
5. Crashes
6. Sincere
7. Pale White Nissan feat JGrrey
8. Shadow
9. Crowded Rooms
10. Glows

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