Julien Baker Shares New Single ‘Favor’ Featuring Phoebe Bridgers & Lucy Dacus

By Scott Bernstein Feb 3, 2021 8:04 am PST

Julien Baker continues to preview her forthcoming album, Little Oblivions, which is due out through Matador Records on February 26. Today, Baker released “Favor,” a track featuring Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus along with an accompanying video.

Bridgers and Dacus formed the supergroup boygenius with Baker in 2018. Julien’s boygenius bandmates provide backing vocals on “Favor.” The track is the third the singer-songwriter shared from the follow-up to 2017’s Turn Out The Lights. Lead single “Faith Healer” arrived in October, while Baker released “Hardline” last month.

“Julien is one of those people whose opinion you want to hear about everything. A true critical thinker with an ever-changing and ridiculously articulate worldview,” Phoebe Bridgers said of Baker. “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.”

“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,” added Lucy Dacus. “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 was recorded in Julien’s hometown of Memphis. Baker plays most instruments on the 12-track LP.

The singer-songwriter tapped Sabrina Nichols to create the video for her latest single. Watch the “Favor” visual below:

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