Julien Baker has shared a new taste of her forthcoming album Little Oblivions by way of a new single ‘Hardline’. Little Oblivions will be released on February 26 via Matador Records.
Regarding the video Julien says,
“A few years ago I started collecting travel ephemera again with a loose idea of making a piece of art with it. I had been touring pretty consistently since 2015 and had been traveling so much that items like plane tickets and hotel keycards didn’t have much novelty anymore. So I saved all my travel stuff and made a little collage of a house and a van out of it. I wanted to incorporate it into the record and when we were brainstorming ideas for videos we came across Joe Baughman and really liked his work so we reached out with the idea of making a stop-motion video that had similar aesthetic qualities as the house I built did. I don’t know why I have the impulse to write songs or make tiny sculptures out of plane tickets. But here it is anyway: a bunch of things I’ve collected and carried with me that I’ve re-organized into a new shape.”
A slightly different Baker than we remembered but still as brilliant. The voice is still there. With its ability to break hearts. ‘Hardline’ is a sonically bigger track then previous efforts stretched synths and a bassy guitar line set the scene but its the great waves of joyous noise after each chorus that really sets this track out as something special.
Check it out, here
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Little Oblivions Track List:
3. Faith Healer
4. Relative Fiction
5. Crying Wolf
9. Song in E
11. Highlight Reel