Aside from side projects, it’s been three years since we heard a new album from Julien Baker. While that feels like a short time, it’s been forever for her fan base. Now with a new album Little Oblivions announced for release in February, we get a taste of her new sound with the single “Faith Healer.”
Where the video has many markings of a brave new world for the singer songwriter, the music does the same. More upbeat and melodic, the song is structured around Baker’s magnificent vocals and stellar songwriting. The sway of the song creates an anticipation of what will come next alongside the sing song pace of the track. This is Baker at her most accessible without giving in to a pop sensibility. Whatever the album has in store, we hope it’s more of this.
Feel free to stream the video above or on YouTube. Listen to the single wherever you stream music. Preorder Little Oblivions from Matador Records on various formats ahead of its February 26 release.
Image Credits: Photo by Alysse Gafkjen.