Baxter Dury - I Thought I Was Better Than You

Baxter Dury

I Thought I Was Better Than You

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Musician, writer and Renaissance man Baxter Dury returns with a brand new album, ‘I Thought I Was Better Than You’, his seventh studio album.  The...

Musician, writer and Renaissance man Baxter Dury returns with a brand new album, ‘I Thought I Was Better Than You’, his seventh studio album.  The album is produced by Paul White, celebrated for his work in Golden Rules and with the likes of Charlie XCX and Danny Brown. Hotly tipped new singer songwriters Eska and JGrrey feature, in addition to Baxter’s regular vocalist Madeline Hart.

‘I Thought I Was Better Than You’ marks a new era for Baxter, and with this new era comes a new character. “Faux-confrontational,”Baxter calls him. Here, not only is he recounting his childhood, buthe’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 centrepieces - ‘Shadow’ - agonisingly puts it: “But no one will get over that you’re someone’s son/Even though you want to belike Frank Ocean/But you don’t sound like him, you sound just likeIan.”  The record also serves as a kind of extension to Baxter’s 2021 book,‘Chaise Lounge’, in which he winningly recounted the story of his unique childhood. Not only does he expand the language of the book,using words to paint disconnected images rather than to string sentences (a kind of cockney hieroglyphics), but he often revisits moments within the book.

Characters like ‘Tricksy’ re-appear in‘Aylesbury Boy’ and ‘Pale White Nissan’, for example, but mainly it’s the abstracted tales of a young Baxter, troubled and in trouble, avictim of circumstance, straddling between a world of ‘Fuck you Leon…/ You stole the sunglasses and I got busted’ and a desire for ‘Porridge in the morning and be normal’.

LP includes digital download code. 

So Much Money
Aylesbury Boy
Celebrate Me
Leon
Crashes
Sincere
Pale White Nissan
Shadow
Crowded Rooms
Glows

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Release Date: 02/06/2023