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Julien Baker Announces New Album “Little Oblivions”, Shares First Track “Faith Healer”

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Julien Baker. (Photo: Alysse Gafkjen)

Julien Baker will release her third studio album, Little Oblivions, on February 26 via Matador Records. Today she reveals the first look at the album via “Faith Healer.” Watch the Daniel Henry-directed video below.

She says, “Put most simply, I think that ‘Faith Healer’ is a song about vices, both the obvious and the more insidious ways that they show up in the human experience. I started writing this song 2 years ago and it began as a very literal examination of addiction. For awhile, I only had the first verse, which is just a really candid confrontation of the cognitive dissonance a person who struggles with substance abuse can feel– the overwhelming evidence that this substance is harming you, and the counterintuitive but very real craving for the relief it provides.  When I revisited the song I started thinking about the parallels between the escapism of substance abuse and the other various means of escapism that had occupied a similar, if less easily identifiable, space in my psyche. There are so many channels and behaviors that we use to placate discomfort unhealthily which exist outside the formal definition of addiction.  I (and so many other people) are willing to believe whomever– a political pundit, a preacher, a drug dealer, an energy healer– when they promise healing, and how that willingness, however genuine, might actually impede healing.”

Little Oblivions Tracklisting
01. Hardline 
02. Heatwave 
03. Faith Healer
04. Relative Fiction 
05. Crying Wolf 
06. Bloodshot 
07. Ringside 
08. Favor 
09. Song in E
10. Repeat
11. Highlight Reel 
12. Ziptie

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