Zaq Baker’s new album This Time It’s Personal takes the listener on a journey of emotions. His contemplative lyrics and melodic vocals create a rich experience. He uses this album to  investigate the state of the world, interpersonal relationships, and the changing landscape of life. The album fluidly transitions from song to song as he expertly pairs the small everyday goings-on with overarching thoughts about broader communities. 

This Minneapolis based, piano pop-punk artist uses an orchestral feel to play melancholic notes complemented by clever lyrics. Though reminiscent of his previous work, Cardio (2020) and Maddie’s Delivery Service (2021), This Time It’s Personal (2022) goes deeper to blend reality and imagination in efforts to tackle the challenges of real life. 

Perfect for those days when you want to feel understood by someone outside of yourself, “This Time It’s Personal” is a great new listen for fans of the emotional. Check out Zaq Baker’s music on Spotify! And read his recent interview with DCR!