Baxter Dury Shares New Single “Aylesbury Boy” & Announces New Album “I Thought I Was Better Than You” due June 2nd via Heavenly Recordings

March 8, 2023
Photo credit: Tom Beard

Baxter Dury Shares New Single

“Aylesbury Boy”

Announces New Album, I Thought I Was Better Than You

Out June 2 via Heavenly

Musician, writer and Renaissance man Baxter Dury returns with his new track “Aylesbury Boy”, taken from his seventh studio album I Thought I Was Better Than You. Due for release June 2, 2023 through 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.  

The new album will be available on a limited edition translucent pink vinyl, and there will also be a special Rough Trade edition which is blue, and also a standard black edition. You can order the album here

Hotly-tipped new singer-songwriters Eska and JGrrey feature in addition to Baxter’s regular vocalist Madeline Hart

Baxter’s back with this mighty bang! This explosive new track captures the best of Dury’s devouring vocal notes that cut through the darker world that grows with intensity, and this essential air to the immersive atmosphere. Dury’s directive lyricism oozes this mesmeric appeal, from the tones to the clarity of the affection that resonates from the words and fortifies the landscape.

On the new track Baxter says: “This song is about coming from one place and arriving at another without fitting in to either, and I think of these people like characters from Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away.”  

Day ghosts raised by long faces,” he sings in his over gesticulated, Ladbroke Grovian sputter: if a ‘Day Ghost’ is “someone who roams the streets avoiding school”, and a ‘Long Face’ is a “disappointed adult”, then this line takes on a new emotional weight, drawing out are sympathy and unlocking the unique language of Baxter’s imagination. When you combine this with the swinging hip-hop beat, it makes for a dizzying combination of humor and poignancy – a Baxter Dury special. 

Last album The Night Chancers received the best reviews of Baxter’s career, and the first volume of his memoir, Chaise Longue, was similarly critically acclaimed. 

1. So Much Money 

2. Aylesbury Boy feat JGrrey

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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