Julien Baker has shared a new song featuring backing vocals from her boygenius collaborators Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus. The track is called ‘Favor’ and it’s the latest preview from Baker’s upcoming album Litte Oblivions. “I used to think about myself, like I was a talented liar,” she sings, “turns out that all my friends were trying to do me a favor.”Check it out below.
“Julien is one of those people whose opinion you want to hear about everything,” Phoebe Bridgers said in a press release. “A true critical thinker with an ever-changing and ridiculously articulate worldview. Her music changes in the same way, and this record is my favorite thing she’s ever done. I’m sure I’ll think the same about the next one.”
Lucy Dacus added: “We sang on Favor in Nashville the same day we recorded vocals for Graceland Too and a song of mine. That day had the same atmosphere as when we recorded the boygenius EP. Making music was just a natural result of being together, easy as can be but also rare in a way that feels irreplicable. I love the song for its stark but sensitive picture of friendship, what it looks like to recover from broken trust. Makes me think about how truth only ever breaks what should be broken, and how love is never one of those things. I’m always honored to be brought into Julien’s life and music.”
Little Oblivions is out February 26 via Matador. Previously, Julien Baker shared the singles ‘Faith Healer’ and ‘Hardline’.