Julien Baker has shared her take on the festive classic ‘A Dreamer’s Holiday’. The track is out via this year’s ‘Spotify’s Singles: Holiday Collection’ which includes a wide range of covers and originals, from artists across a myriad of genres.
“I chose ‘Dreamers Holiday’ because I found it incredibly unique as far as holiday songs are concerned”, says Baker. “It’s a very understated song- both lyrically and musically; while it’s technically about a ‘holiday’, it doesn’t directly reference any specific holiday theme, it leaves the lyrics a bit more open-ended. It’s the same way with the music— the chord structure is complicated but surprisingly timeless to me even though the song itself is over 70 years old. It’s the kind of song whose arrangement can be re-imagined so many times, and I love the feeling of sonic potential a single like that gives me.”
Baker recently announced the February 26th release of her third studio album, Little Oblivions and shared the first single, ‘Faith Healer’. Engineered by Calvin Lauber and mixed by Craig Silvey (The National, Florence & the Machine, Arcade Fire), both of whom worked with Baker on 2017’s Turn Out the Lights, the album was recorded in Baker’s hometown of Memphis, Tennessee between December 2019 and January 2020. Baker’s tactile guitar and piano playing are enriched with newfound textures encompassing bass, drums, synthesizers, banjo and mandolin, with nearly all of the instruments performed by Baker.