Julien also talked with Rolling Stone about the new album:
Read More “Julien Baker Announces New Album; Shares New Song”
That Baker’s first full-band album is also her most focused on earthly concerns is not coincidental. As the album’s sole producer, Baker uses her newly expanded rock palette to tell a story of the reckoning and renewal she’s undergone over the past two years. On “Relative Fiction,” she slowly builds on a typically sparse, moody arrangement before the drums announce themselves and Baker suddenly interrupts the doom-and-gloom ballad with a thrilling pop chorus: “I don’t need a savior/I need you to take me home,” she sings as the band swoops in behind her.
Some videos from the Scott Hutchison tribute concert, featuring performances from Aaron Dessner, Julien Baker, Ben Gibbard, Craig Finn, and Kevin Devine have been shared online. I’ve put them into a video playlist.