Miles Kane embarked on a trip to Italy to meet his hero, Robert Baggio, and captured the moment for a documentary.
The former professional footballer is the subject of Kane’s latest single, ‘Baggio’, which will appear on Kane’s upcoming album ‘One Man Band’.
“I was eight years old when I first saw Baggio on TV, it was during the 1994 World Cup,” Miles said of Baggio in a press release. “I was taken back by his presence, his looks and his talent. It was the first time I had seen a man look so different and unique.
“Watching Baggio led to my obsession with the Italian football team for many years later. They made me want to grow my hair and I think that was the start of my obsession with clothes, fashion and everything Italian. That was the start of me growing into who I am today.”
Watch the documentary with the title Looking for Baggio, below:
Baggio’ follows the release of April’s ‘Troubled Son’, the first single from the ‘One Man Band’. The introspective single saw Kane come to terms with not being in control of his life, tell NME: “It’s like looking at myself in the mirror and recognizing my mistakes, my fears and in a way showing my journey”.
As well as releasing ‘Baggio’, Kane has also announced a series of UK shows taking place in August. You can see the dates below and tickets are available here.
Miles Kane’s UK shows are:
6 – Stoke, Sugarmill
7 – Sheffield, Leadmill
9 – Norwich, Waterfront
10 – Kingston, Prysm
11 – Liverpool, Hangar34
Talking to NME‘s Liberty Dunworth in April, Kane said his upcoming album captures the energy and essence of his previous 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 what got me into playing guitar. Kind of like a song like ‘Inhaler’ on the first album [2011’s ‘Colour Of The Trap’] – I wanted that energy again. That was the goal we had.”
‘One Man Band’ will be released on 4th August via Modern Sky. Pre-order the album here.
Later this year, Miles Kane will be supporting the Blossoms at their upcoming gig in Leeds. The outdoor show, which takes place on July 8, will be held in the city’s Millennium Square. Tickets are available here.