Julien Baker has released the second single which will appear on her forthcoming Little Oblivions studio album.
Entitled “Hardline”, the new recording shared via Matador Records on Wednesday follows the album’s lead track “Faith Healer”, and hears Baker continue to expand her usually-melancholic songwriting style in the form of a heavier power ballad. The song’s soft opening fueled by eerie organ lines and subtle string accompaniments is quickly given some added power with the emergence of the drum parts, giving Baker’s trademark vocals some much-needed adrenaline through the end.
Julien Baker – “Hardline”
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Watch Baker and her band perform “Hardline” and some of her other new material from the Little Oblivions tracklisting during a recent studio performance for Live on KEXP at Home in the video below. Baker’s KEXP performance also notably features a solo piano take on unreleased original “Song in E” and a cover of Soundgarden‘s “Fell on Black Days”.
Julien Baker – Live On KEXP At Home (Full Performance & Interview)
Little Oblivions is scheduled to arrive on February 26th via Matador Records. The album is available for pre-order here.
Never failing to move us, @julienrbaker delivers a beautiful performance for Live on KEXP at Home. The session is hosted by @djcherylwaters and features four tracks including the brand new “Hardline,” which drops on @matadorrecords today. Watch: https://t.co/HXcODsixKT pic.twitter.com/UhR19cHzyb
— kexp (@kexp) January 13, 2021