American songwriter and guitarist Julien Baker has announced the release of a new album called Little Oblivions which will be out on February 26th, 2021 via Matador Records. According to the press release, it is a transformative sonic shift from Baker’s more spare and intimate previous work. We already shared “Faith Healer”; “Hardline” is the new excerpt.
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.”
Watch the official video below.