On February 26, Julien Baker‘s new album Little Oblivions will be released into the world. The long awaited new album signals a play between Baker and her sound as she explores new avenues to get her music out. While that’s what we think so far, her new single “Hardline” may make a believer of you that while it’s still Baker her sound is becoming more expansive.
The epic and gran tones at the start of the song have a sound that’s orchestral. The strings that meet Baker’s vocals hone in on the build she creates here. When the electronics come in to help guide the pace of the track her voice ticks up in intensity as things open up. This build continues before the drop where things ignite and all of the energy comes forward like a rush to the head. The animated video offers a visual to go with the music and shows a kindhearted tale that matches perfectly with the power of the song.
The video can be seen above or on YouTube. “Hardline” can be heard on all streaming sites. Little Oblivions can be preordered on various formats directly from Matador Records before it gets released on February 26.
Image Credits: Photo by Alysse Gafkjen.