Following on from heartbreaking hit Hardline, Julien Baker is gearing fans up for the release of her forthcoming album Little Oblivions with release of new track Favor.
This latest release brings in the talents of boygenius collaborators Lucy Dacus and Phoebe Bridgers. Featuring on the track with backing vocals, the pair bring another level to Baker’s artful song creation. The trio are a match made in heaven who have equal adoration for one another’s solo endeavours.
Talking about the solo artist, Phoebe says: “Julien is one of those people whose opinion you want to hear about everything. A true critical thinker with an ever-changing and ridiculously articulate worldview. Her music changes in the same way, and this record is my favorite thing she’s ever done. I’m sure I’ll think the same about the next one.”
Adding on, Lucy said: “We sang on Favor in Nashville the same day we recorded vocals for Graceland Too and a song of mine. That day had the same atmosphere as when we recorded the boygenius EP. Making music was just a natural result of being together, easy as can be but also rare in a way that feels irreplicable. I love the song for its stark but sensitive picture of friendship, what it looks like to recover from broken trust. Makes me think about how truth only ever breaks what should be broken, and how love is never one of those things. I’m always honoured to be brought into Julien’s life and music.”
Julien has been hard at work, having a stay home performance for Seattle’s KEXP, where she performed tracks off the upcoming album, as well as covering Soundgarden’s Fell On Black Days. Julien also played album single Faith Healer on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, backed by a full band, showing off this beautifully immersive and expansive sound in all its glory. Everything we’ve heard so far from the forthcoming album screams for it to be featured as part of a hugely cinematic soundtrack.
Every element of Julien’s writing and musical creation feels so delicately thought out. Building you up throughout each song to a powerful and memorable ending. Sharing lyrics that give off a huge sense of wanting to cling on, while adding a desire to detach and escape from the world. Each track that’s come out so far has created further suspense and excitement for Little Oblivions, an album thats set to raise the bar for music in 2021 and blow us all away.
Check out “Favor” here:
Little Oblivions is out February 26th via Matador Records.