by Lauren Rosier
Under her project, Bitter’s Kiss, she is able to focus on more on old-school singer-songwriter styles, similar to the music she grew up listening to.
The film, the Divorce Party, tracks the ups and downs of love, relationships, and divorce while also tackling the ups and downs when dealing with a divorce.
Some of her standout tracks from her early releases are included on the film’s soundtrack.
The first song “No One Will” is a beautiful, yet bittersweet song about failed relationships and divorce: “no one will/ever call me/and no one will/ever need me/and no one will/ever love me at all/no one will/ever hurt me/and no one will/ever desert me/and no one will/ever leave me”
Some of the tracks on the soundtrack were recorded over a period of three years in Sweden and the U.S. On the Divorce Party soundtrack, it takes a different approach to life, love, loss, and despair. Many of the songs are indie-influenced from the song “Changing Tides” featuring Swedish Attack and the electronic influences of “Like You Do” with Blue Stone.
On “Now I Need You,” Baker takes a bittersweet approach to the ending of a relationship. “I was doing fine/without you on my mind/we weren’t never really in love anyway/I hated who I was/always bitter and unkind/shedding pieces of myself each passing day/had to let you go/it was hard on you, I know/I watched you suffer through my pain…”
On “Changing Tides,” Baker’s lyrics and vocals create a beautiful, indie-influenced track that has flecks of the ’50s and ’60s in the song as well. In the chorus she sings, “just like wind/like the changing tides/love rises and falls/and you take what you learn/and you leave the rest behind…”
Songs like “Into Your Dreams” bring up some psychedelic, ’70’s vibes almost reminiscent of Grace Potter. Baker sings: “been a year to the day/you packed your bags/without a word or even a letter/I heard you moved to a country town/where the sounds of the city don’t bring you down/I hope life is better/but you were so beautiful/when you were crying…”
Baker is successfully able to create a soundtrack that emulates the emotions of relationships, love, loss, and divorce so beautifully and effortlessly. Stay tuned for more music from Baker and also her solo work.