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Julien Baker previews new album with second single "Hardline"

13 January 2021, 15:38 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Julien Baker is back with heartfelt new single "Hardline", which arrives as the second taster of her upcoming album Little Oblivions.

Baker's new outing is teamed with a stop-motion animated video created by Joe Baughman, and follows last year's lead single "Faith Healer".

Baughman says of the video and song, "Man, even after having spent 600 hours immersed in "Hardline" and having listened to it thousands of times, I am still moved by it. It was a fun and ambitious challenge creating something that could accompany such a compelling song."

He adds, "The style of the set design, inspired by a sculpture that Julien created, was especially fun to work in. I loved sifting through magazines, maps, and newspapers from the 60s and 70s and finding the right colors, shapes, and quotes to cover almost every surface in the video."

Little Oblivions will follow Baker's 2017 album Turn Out the Lights, and was recorded in Memphis, Tennessee between December 2019 and January 2020.

"Hardline" is out now. Julien Baker's Little Oblivions album will be released 26 February via Matador Records, and is available to pre-order now.
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