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Baroness: John Baizley on the Song of Which He’s Most Proud and the Song That Was Hardest to Write

  • Axl Rosenberg

An artist’s take on their own work isn’t always pertinent to a discussion of that work. But it’s still often interesting!

To that end: Baroness frontman John Dyer Baizley is the subject of Kerrang!‘s latest “10 Songs That Changed My Life” column. And as part of that list, the singer/guitarist reveals that “Cold-Blooded Angels,” from this year’s Gold & Grey, is the Baroness song of which he’s currently most proud:

“This wasn’t an easy song to write, but my pride comes down to how important the lyrics and delivery were in its composition. That really felt like an achievement. There’s a special guest vocalist on there, too: my nine-year-old daughter. She puts the same level of emotional weight into it that Gina and I had. And she didn’t even realise she was doing it.”

Elsewhere in the same piece, he contends that “Throw Me An Anchor,” also from Gold & Grey, is the Baroness song which was hardest to write:

“This is a song off our new record. It doesn’t sound that hard when you listen to it, but it was technically difficult getting it to come together. Getting it to a point where we felt it had gone from a good song to great enough to go on the record was hands-down the most work that I’ve ever put in.”

There isn’t really anything with which to disagree here — it’s not like Baizley is arguing that one of these songs is the “best” Baroness song (which is still “March to the Sea,” IMO). So this just a lil’ insight which may make you appreciate the songs in a different way. They’re both great tunes, that’s for sure.

You can read the entire discussion here.

[via The PRP]

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