Julien Baker Announces New Album – Little Oblivions

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The American singer and guitarist Julien Baker has announced a new album titled Little Oblivions. Her third studio album will be released on February 26, 2021. Alongside the announcement, Baker released a new song titled Faith Healer from upcoming album.

She statements of the new song, said;

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.

The lead single came with a music video by directed Daniel Henry. You can find music video and album’s artwork below.

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