On the heels of her triumphant Matador Records debut Turn Out the Lights and the critically acclaimed EP as one-third of boygenius (not to mention recent team-ups with Matt Berninger, The National, and Jack Antonoff), Julien Baker returns with her first new solo recordings in almost two years, previously only available as a Record Store Day Exclusive 7”. The Red Door/Conversation Piece 7” debuted at #6 on the Record Store Day Exclusive US Singles chart, and both songs are now available, HERE, on all streaming services.
A fan-favorite during live shows, ‘Red Door’ is a lush and atmospheric track driven by Baker’s complex fingerpicking and a hint of slide guitar, her voice soaring as she pleads “set me on fire in the middle of the street / bend my knees, paint the concrete / the color of my bloody knuckles / pulling splinters form the chapel door.” A previously unreleased cut begun during the Turn Out the Lights sessions, ‘Conversation Piece’ is a meditation on loneliness, backed by delicate percussion and chiming guitars.
Following festival appearances at All Points East, Primavera and Best Kept Secret, as well as an instantly sold-out pop-up London show at The Lexington, fans can look forward to hearing the new songs on Baker’s upcoming run of North American and European shows.
Listen to red Door and Conversation Piece here