Julien Baker | photo by Alysse Gafkjen | courtesy of Matador Records
Julien Baker unpacks years of travel ephemera and memories in new video for “Hardline”
Julien Baker just shared “Hardline,” a second single from her forthcoming album Little Oblivions. The accompanying stop-motion animated video, directed by Joe Baughman, was inspired by the singer-songwriter’s years of constant touring and travel, and the things she’s collected along the way.
Baker shares in a statement:
“A few years ago I started collecting travel ephemera again with a loose idea of making a piece of art with it. I had been touring pretty consistently since 2015 and had been traveling so much that items like plane tickets and hotel keycards didn’t have much novelty anymore. So I saved all my travel stuff and made a little collage of a house and a van out of it. I wanted to incorporate it into the record and when we were brainstorming ideas for videos we came across Joe Baughman and really liked his work so we reached out with the idea of making a stop-motion video that had similar aesthetic qualities as the house I built did. I don’t know why I have the impulse to write songs or make tiny sculptures out of plane tickets. But here it is anyway: a bunch of things I’ve collected and carried with me that I’ve re-organized into a new shape.”
Little Oblivions comes out February 26 via Matador Records. Pre-order the album here.