Miles Kane pays tribute to legendary Italian footballer with slick new single ‘Baggio’

He has also announced a slew of UK shows in August

Miles Kane has dropped a new single, ‘Baggio’, from his upcoming record ‘One Man Band’.

Kane released ‘Baggio’, the second preview of his upcoming record, today (May 17). ‘Baggio’ sees Kane pay tribute to Italian football legend Roberto Baggio, who first captivated the singer-songwriter when he was just eight years old, inspiring him to “grow into who” he is today.

Listen to Miles Kane’s ‘Baggio’ below.


Kane said of ‘Baggio’ via a press statement: “I was eight years old when I first saw Baggio on TV, it was during the 1994 World Cup. I was taken back by his presence, his look and his talent”.

“It was the first time I’d seen a man look so different and unique. Seeing Baggio led me to be obsessed with that Italian football team for many years later. They made me want to grow my hair and I think that was the start of getting me obsessed with clothes, fashion and all things Italian. It was the start of me wanting to grow into who I am today,” Kane explained.

‘Baggio’ follows the release of April’s ‘Troubled Son’, the first single from ‘One Man Band’. That introspective single saw Kane come to terms with not having his life in order, telling NME: “It’s like looking at myself in the mirror and acknowledging my faults, my fears, and sort of showing my journey”.

Apart from releasing ‘Baggio’, Kane has also announced a slate of UK shows taking place this August. Tickets are available here.

Miles Kane’s August shows in the UK are:
August 6 – Stoke, Sugarmill
August 7 – Sheffield, Leadmill
August 9 – Norwich, Waterfront
August 10 – Kingston, Prysm
August 11 – Liverpool, Hangar34


Speaking to NME‘s Liberty Dunworth in April, Kane said his upcoming album captures the energy and essence of his earlier work: “There was a conscious effort that I wanted to make it super upbeat. I didn’t want any strings. No brass. No piano. I just wanted it to be like what got me into playing guitar. A bit like a song like ‘Inhaler’ on the first album [2011’s ‘Colour Of The Trap’] – I wanted that energy again. That was the objective that we had.”

‘One Man Band’ will be released on August 4 via Modern Sky. Pre-order the album here.

Later this year, Miles Kane is set to support Blossoms at their upcoming performance in Leeds. Taking place on July 8, the outdoor show will be held at the city’s Millennium Square. Tickets are available here.

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