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Julien Baker shares Helios remix of ‘Bloodshot,’ announces ‘Little Oblivions Remixes’ EP

Julien Baker has announced the Little Oblivions Remixes EP, which is out on September 1st. Today, she’s previous the album with a Helios remix of “Bloodshot.”

The forthcoming EP features remixes of her Little Oblivions tracks from Half Waif, Helios, Gordi, Thao, and Jesu. Today’s release of “Bloodshot” is a perfect preview of the 5-track collection. The remix sees electronic composer Helios transforming the heavy tune into a dreamy anthem.

“I was excited when Julien Baker reached out about doing a remix, because I respect her work and it was an interesting challenge to do a remix of singer/songwriter material in the context of my approach which is more in the electronic/ambient world,” Helios explains of his Little Oblivions Remixes contribution. “I wanted to keep the integrity of the original composition, which was great, but also wanted to create enough of a spin to give it a distinctly new quality. My approach to remixes is to use as much of the original material as possible, but to use those elements as a base to create a variety of new textures.”

Listen to the Helios remix of “Bloodshot” below.
 


 
“So I took a lot of the guitar and percussion elements and ran them through some old tape recorders to give it a rough ‘handmade quality, reversed them, chopped them up or manipulated them with reverbs and delays to create ambient soundscapes,” Helios adds. “I treated Julien’s vocals to match the rougher, more lo-fi quality I used with the instrumental elements. Harmonically, I changed up the chord changes to give the vocal melody a slightly new framework and arrangement on which to sit and create some new twists and turns and builds in the composition. It was one of the most fun remixes I’ve done to date, with such strong original material it gave me a lot to play around with.”

Check out the tracklist for Little Oblivions Remixes and pre-order it here.
 

Little Oblivions Remixes Tracklist:

01 – “Faith Healer (Half Waif Remix)”
02 – “Bloodshot (Helios Remix)”
03 – “Ringside (Gordi Remix)”
04 – “Favor (Jesu Remix)”
05 – “Ziptie (Thao Remix)”

Julien Baker is about to embark on a tour, and you can check out the dates below.
 

Julien Baker North American Tour Dates:

Birmingham, AL @ Saturn + – SOLD OUT – 09/03/2021
Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse + – SOLD OUT – 09/04/2021
Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Festival – 09/05/2021
Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel + – SOLD OUT – 09/07/2021
Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom +- SOLD OUT – 09/08/2021
Richmond, VA @ The National w/ Lucy Dacus, Thao – SOLD OUT – 09/10/2021
Richmond, VA @ The National w/ Lucy Dacus, Bachelor – SOLD OUT – 09/11/2021
Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club +- SOLD OUT – 09/13/2021
New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre + – 09/14/2021
Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall + – 09/15/2021
Boston, MA @ House of Blues + – 09/17/2021
Northampton, MA @ Calvin Theatre + – 09/18/2021
Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre + – 09/20/2021
Chicago, IL @ Metro + – 09/22/2021
Chicago, IL @ Metro + – 09/23/2021
Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue + – 09/24/2021
Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre + – SOLD OUT – 09/25/2021
Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre + – 09/27/2021
Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall + – 09/28/2021
Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr Smalls Theatre + – 09/29/2021
Austin, TX @ Stubb’s # – 10/27/2021
Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater # – 10/28/2021
Houston, TX @ Heights Theater # – 10/29/2021
San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger # – 10/30/2021
Phoenix, AZ @ Van Buren # – 11/01/2021
San Diego, CA @ The Observatory # – 11/02/2021
Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern # – 11/04/2021
Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater # – 11/06/2021
Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater # – SOLD OUT – 11/08/2021
Vancouver, BC @ Hollywood Theatre # – 11/09/2021
Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre # – 11/10/2021
Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex # – 11/12/2021
Lawrence, KS @ The Granada # – 11/15/2021
St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall # – SOLD OUT – 11/16/2021

+ with special guest Thao and Katie Malco
# with special guest Dehd and Katie Malco

Lead photo courtesy of Alysse Gafkjen.

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