Julien Baker has lifted the digital embargo on her 2019 Record Store Day single, allowing “Red Door” and “Conversation Piece” to take their place amongst her streamable discography.
Released on opposite sides of the same seven-inch vinyl release, the two songs do sonically sound as if they are two sides of the same coin—or record, if you will. Contemplative acoustic guitar and Baker’s vocals carry most of “Red Door,” with only the slightest hint of a string section towards its close. “Conversation Piece” continues the work started by the A-side, eventually employing a string section to fill the outro with the song’s poignant motif.
Baker’s last full-length release came in the form of 2017’s Turn Out the Lights. Stream “Red Door” and “Conversation Piece” here: