Julien Baker hails from Memphis (born in Nashville) and was a member of boygenius with Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus. Her third album Little Oblivions is out on February 26th on Matador Records/Rhythmethod.
Her new single from the album is "Faith Healer" and deals with her struggles with alcohol addiction
"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”, says Baker. “I started writing this song 2 years ago and it began as a very literal examination of addiction. For a while, 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".