Video Premiere: Ian McLagan, “I’m Your Baby Now”

Wondering Sound Staff

By Wondering Sound Staff

on 10.14.14 in News

A scorched, smoldering blues number, “I’m Your Baby Now” from Ian McLagan — a member of both Small Faces and Faces — leavens its bruising central lick with a sly measure of pop savvy. Its verses, in which McLagan pleads with a long-gone lover to return, have the ragged ache of McCartney at his most desperate, and the song’s simple four-word refrain, which McLagan repeats over and over, has all the desperation of a man unsure of where to turn next. Recorded at this year’s Americana Music Festival, “I’m Your Baby Now” plays it rough and tumble to mask its bruised heart.