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29 April 2017

As we reach the first 100 days of Trump's presidency, I (along with producer Daniel Konteh) made Stand Your Ground to instead commemorate the America that I am proud to be a part of, the America that takes a stand when it sees civil liberties and human rights being threatened. I hope these movements to protect and celebrate the diversity that makes America great will continue to gather momentum in the months and years to come.
#RESIST #LoveTrumpsHate #100days

6 April 2017

Tune in to London One Radio tomorrow to hear some songs by yours truly and a cheeky chat :)

3 April 2017

If you were a guitar string, I'd pick you first @jzmarie . Sunday night ๐ŸŽถ and ๐Ÿพ at @thehotelcafe

1 April 2017

Saturday morning bossa nova vibes with @jzmarie getting ready for our performance at @thehotelcafe at 7 on Sunday! Would love to see some LA people there ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

9 March 2017

#TBT to filming my song Maybe I Won't Come Home Tonight at the Urban Lights exhibit at LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art three years ago! Excited to be moving back (at least for a little while!) on Saturday!

3 March 2017

Flashback to This is Home - a song I wrote as a call to action for safer gun laws in America. On Monday I'll be releasing another new song with a political message. If you feel moved by this video, please consider donating to Everytown for Gun Safety or Americans for Responsible Solutions, two great organizations working to end gun violence and make America a safer home for all!

3 March 2017

Teaser of my new song with @deliriousproductions about continuing to stand up for yourself and others, even when you feel voiceless. Releasing the full video Monday night on Facebook.com/meredithbaker07 ๐ŸŽถ (and you can already find the audio on @spotify and @itunes under our duo name Freetown Fusion, song name Stand Your Ground ๐Ÿ™ƒ#StandYourGround

16 February 2017

There are two things in life that keep us from happiness: holding onto the past and observing others
#sunset #barbados

15 February 2017

You'll never know what you have to gain
If you're not open to the pain
Life's made up of gives and takes
A heart's most open when it breaks
So don't fight the current
Ebb with the tide
Cause you can run
But you can't hide
When you relax into the flow
You free yourself by letting go
Post V-day writing ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜… โœˆ๏ธ

14 February 2017

Romantic sunset jam with Sarah de Warren to JP Cooper
September Song September Song in Barbados ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒด
#acoustic #cover #valentine

31 January 2017

I wish I could be in the U.S. right now to physically show up for the #nowallnoban movements, but I am collecting video footage/photos for a project I am working on and would greatly appreciate anything people have personally collected from the marches. Message it to me here or on FB, or e-mail me at meredithbaker07@gmail.com - thank you!
This pic from Miller Bianucci in Oxford

16 January 2017

Musings from the top of the beautifully decrepit Ducor Hotel in Monrovia
#mondaymotivation #liberia

31 December 2016

An article that I wrote 3 years ago about nuggets of wisdom I learned in LA. Re-read it today and was reminded of some lessons I needed to re-learn ๐Ÿ˜… Happy New Years everyone ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ
https://www.google.co.uk/amp/thoughtcatalog.com/meredith-baker/2014/04/25-nuggets-of-wisdom-ive-learned-since-graduating-college-and-moving-to-la/amp/?client=safari

19 December 2016

It may not feel like it, but in the moments when you think youโ€™ve lost love, remember that you didnโ€™t lose anything. Just open your eyes to all the other amazing people and things in your life. If you know the value of your love, then even if one person doesnโ€™t recognize that, other people will, and you will soon find that all the love that you put out into the universe- even if you think it got trapped in a black hole โ€” has been repackaged and redistributed back to you. You may not recognize it just yet, but itโ€™s there. ๐Ÿ“ธโœจโœจ: @luke_ayling

17 December 2016

The shell must break before the bird can fly ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿค ๐Ÿ“ธ: @jonpaynephoto ๐Ÿฅ

12 December 2016

"I never let the memory of something painful prevent me from trying something new. If you think too much about the ass kicking your mom gave you or the ass kicking that life gave you, youโ€™ll stop pushing the boundaries and breaking the rules. Itโ€™s better to take it, spend some time crying, then wake up the next day and move on. Youโ€™ll have a few bruises and theyโ€™ll remind you of what happened and thatโ€™s ok. But after a while, the bruises fade and they fade for a reason. Because now, itโ€™s time to get up to some shit again."
- @trevornoah , Born a Crime
#mondaymantra *atop my favorite spot in London, Primrose Hill* ๐Ÿ“ธ: @jonpaynephoto

9 December 2016

*a cheeky namaste* ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿ“ธ: @jonpaynephoto

6 December 2016

If you're looking for a way to spice up your cheeky tube times when traveling on the underground at night, look no further than this impromptu music video I did of my song Cruise Control on my way to Brixton! Hope y'all vibe with the song, and if you like it, share it! :)

https://www.facebook.com/meredithbaker07/videos/1178416998861028/

2 December 2016

My new piece in Thought Catalog today !
http://tcat.tc/2fMo0r8

1 December 2016

~ what happens at midnight on the Victoria line~

I wrote Cruise Control as a reminder to myself to enjoy the little moments along the journey, regardless of how it ends :) Hope it helps you all savor the unexpected moments that 2017 has in store!
#London #undeground

30 November 2016

*Flashes of light in stormy seas
Now that you've got me down on my knees*

Live version of my song Undertow from Sofar Sounds Maastricht :)
Sofar Sounds
https://youtu.be/6Anpp-DRVHA

30 November 2016

Unexpected surprise that Thought Catalog published my poem Time&Space ๐Ÿš€ http://thoughtcatalog.com/?p=680264

26 November 2016

I was on BBC Oxford tonight discussing my musical journey in the UK and a cheeky play of my song Reggae My Blues Away! You can listen here at 48 minutes in:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04fph3w

24 November 2016

Me: "everything happens for a reason, I guess"
Mom: "I don't know about that, but everything certainly happens anyways"

Thankful for/missing my favorite source of tough love today
#expatlife #thanksgiving #homesoon

23 November 2016

Writing the ending before turning the page
Bolting the lock to escape from the cage
When you draw the line, you can't go with the flow
Clasp the seed too tight and it won't ever grow

Time and space til I can see
Trust it's all meant to be
Time and space til I can see
Trust time will
Bring it back to me ~finally been writing new poems and songs after what seemed like a year-long dry spell~ ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ โœ๏ธ ๐Ÿ’ก

22 November 2016

So proud of my bezzie Sarah de Warren for her song Undone. Over 230,000 plays in a day!!! WOAH! check it outtt
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5T2KeW4zcc&feature=youtu.be

17 November 2016

Very excited that my bossa nova song Coisas Inesperadas, which I wrote in Brazil and performed in Turin is now up on Sofar Sounds YouTube channel ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ *coisas inesperadas podem ser as mais lindas// the most unexpected can be the most beautiful*
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xh-THEyhTc

14 November 2016

I wrote a piece in The Huffington Postabout how the spirit of #ImWithHer lives on with women campaigning for change in other countries around the world, highlighting Fadumo Dayib's inspiring run for presidency in Somalia!
#ImWithHer #Somalia http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/fadumo-dayib-carrying-the-spirit-of-imwithher-in_us_58291099e4b0852d9ec219c2?ncid=engmodushpmg00000003

12 November 2016

It's not a cry that you hear at night
It's not somebody who's seen the light
It's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah
Some of my favorite lyrics ever written... RIP Leonard Cohen

11 November 2016

Thanks Sofar Sounds Sheffield for the lovely post <3 :)

8 November 2016

My interview with Somali presidential candidate with Fadumo Q. Dayib. For all of the Americans watching this on Election Day, we should not take for granted that we live in a democracy where we can vote and make our voice heard. As Dayib points out, the system is flawed in Somalia and the people outside of the clan system do not have the opportunity to vote in due process. It is both our duty and our privilege to exercise our right to vote. Thank you, Fadumo Dayib, for taking the time to share your inspiring story and hopes for the future of Somalia!

19 October 2016

Coisas inesperadas poden ser as mais lindas// the most unexpected things can be the most beautiful
Prague n' roll at @sofarsounds Prague tonight in the Czech Republic ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ #sofarsounds #prague

14 October 2016

Wandering the Old Town of Tallinn which was an important Baltic trading city since the 13th Century, with human settlements actually dating back 5,000 years, making it also one of the oldest capital cities in Northern Europe. Still beautifully preserved, it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. #BalticSoHard #YEStonia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช #estonia #tallinn #oldtown #travel #baltic

13 October 2016

โœจMaybe having faith means letting go โœจ

Snippet from Sofar Sounds Tallinn last night of my song Maybe I Won't Come Home Tonight with Sarah de Warren

Sofar Sounds

12 October 2016

Seems like everywhere I go, the more I see the less I know, but I know one thing, I love youuuu
Getting ready for Sofar Sounds Tallinn in Estonia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชwith @sarahdewarren jamming one of my all time favorite songs Say Hey by Michael Franti and Spearhead - an anthem for our music ๐ŸŽถ and travel โœˆ๏ธ Sofar Sounds #sofar #estonia

7 October 2016

Ain't nobody can stand in my way
Cause I'm gonna reggae my blues away ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽถ Very special to finally play a @sofarsounds Oxford tonight after spending a year at Oxford for my MSc in African Studies . Great night to raise money for a great cause @oxfaminternational ๐Ÿค—

#sofar #sofarsounds #oxford #oxfam #oxjam

5 October 2016

It's midnight on the Victoria Line
I'll come around just โ˜๏ธ last time 'Fore I let go of you on ๐Ÿšข cruise control
As always, best was to spend a Tuesday night in London is hanging at @troybarofficial and getting to jam with the awesome house band and listen to all the other amazing acts๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ Playing a @sofarsounds Oxford Friday for @oxfaminternational ! Tix:
https://www.sofarsounds.com/oxford

#livemusic #openmic #london

5 October 2016

Oxford friends! See these dance moves and more on Friday! I'll be playing a Sofar Oxford Friday night benefitting Oxfam and would love to see some familiar faces there :) The venue location and other acts are revealed the day of but you can secure your tickets here before : https://www.sofarsounds.com/oxford ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ #oxford #sofarsounds

3 October 2016

A little snippet of jamming "This is Home" with Dashni Morad โค๏ธโค๏ธ I originally wrote it about America's need to do something about gun violence but, with the help of Dashni's lovely Kurdish addition to the song, we are fusing our music and cultural styles for a version that speaks to our need as global citizens to put our differences aside to unite in tackling issues in other parts of the world that ultimately affect us all. Love you Dashniโค๏ธ so many inspiring and exciting projects in the pipeline (!) #newmusic

20 September 2016

After a digital distribution debacle, all of my songs are back on Spotify/iTunes under the album name 'Maybe I Won't Come Home Tonight.' I am also preparing for some new electronic music coming soon (especially one track with Sarah de Warren which I am v. excited to share!). Hope you all enjoy :)
https://open.spotify.com/album/78PnaM8TYpJc4ps26x98vf

19 September 2016

Oceans of space between you and me
I'm washed ashore and I'm finally free

Performing Undertow at Sofar Sounds Maastricht. Electronic version in da works :)
#sofar #sofarsounds #maastricht Sofar Sounds

15 September 2016

I keep on hoping we'll eat gluten-free/vegan cake by the ocean
Sarah de Warren DNCE

15 September 2016

Love these shots! Thanks Sofar Sounds Switzerland :)

12 September 2016

The most unexpected (pit stops) can have the most beauty! Would've missed this epic sunset and swim had I kept driving through to my final destination in Flims. Thanks to Renata from http://www.foto-monigatti.ch/ who I met by chance and captured this magical moment #nofilter #forreal #switzerland

11 September 2016

Swissing my life away in Zurich ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž Una semana until yoga and breakfast of champions Tuesday, September 20 with @liebesfoods , @planetorganic and yours truly๐Ÿ™๐ŸฝBook your tix here:
http://bit.ly/2blx1AV

#Switzerland #Zurich

8 September 2016

It's skipping stones and trembling bones
Go the whole day without checking our phones
When who I want to hear from is next to me

Thanks Sofar Sounds Switzerland for an epic night. Definitely one for the books๏ฟฝ๏ฟฝ #switzerland #sofarsounds Sofar Sounds

1 September 2016

I try to hold on
But the current pushes me along
And we both know
There's no stopping
September flow
Started writing this song a long time ago about savoring something even though you know it's meant to come to an end. So excited that @sarahdewarren helped finish writing it and we are finally going to record it next week. New music on the horizon(!!) ๐ŸŒ…
#CantStopTheFlow #SeptemberFlow

22 August 2016

And I realize that after all, I never really had that far to fall. Jamming the first (and only) song I wrote on the ukulele, Alone in Paradise, to start the week off on a beachy note (as one does in London). ๏ฟฝ๏ฟฝ #ukulele

18 August 2016

Given that England is finally producing appropriate summer temperatures, I thought it would only be right to celebrate with my favorite Beach Boys song, with the musical stylings and magical dancing of @sarahdewarren
#beachboys #funfunfun

16 August 2016

The one who wanders independent in the world, free from opinions and viewpoints, does not grasp them and enter into disputations and arguments. As the lotus rises on its stalk unsoiled by the mud and the water, so the wise one speaks of peace and is unstained by the opinions of the world. -Buddha

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