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Hak Baker announces new EP, Nostalgia Death Act I

21 June 2024, 16:59 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

East London musician and poet Hak Baker has announced the forthcoming new EP, Nostalgia Death Act I, alongside the single, "LUVLY".

On his recent album, World's End FM, Baker told the raw story of the world on the brink of destruction, from historical pain in “Windrush Baby” to male fragility in “The End of the World”. Now Baker is stepping out of the “inferno” and attempting to break his own personal cycle of destruction in Nostalgia Death.

A methodical songwriter; “LUVLY” is a song that paints a portrait of a man who cannot receive the love from the woman who loves him. And poignantly, can’t love himself.

"Love is ‘LUVLY’. It’s what we all want. It makes the world rotate. However, for some, it isn’t available. Like Wifi under a tunnel, it’s just not reachable. My reason is my past and the tease of love. I yearned for it from my family but didn't receive it in the way I wanted it. I saw it portrayed in movies, books or in person when I saw nuclear families at school, or when I went to my friend's houses. But, if you hate yourself and are on constant missions to hurt yourself, how can you be in receipt of love?," Baker says.

"Until I put this frown upside down, until I rewrite this circuitry, haphazardness and sabotage, then there will be no love. Tongue rung through teeth.. that suits me, Luvly. It doesn't, but this is what this forthcoming project is about: the purge of one’s old self. I do feel it’s high time for change. Initiating it is the difficulty. One day."


  1. Nameless

  2. Boys X Girls

  3. Everybody’s Dyin’

  4. LUVLY

  5. Poems

Nostalgia Death Act I, is set for release on 12 July, and is available to pre-order now.

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