Julien Baker’s Idyllic Voice Brings Us Into The Holiday Season with Harrowing New Song, “Decorated Lawns”

Posted 1 year ago by Joel Funk


Y’all, I don’t even know where to start.

Some of you may know that when I’m not doing the thing here, I’m a part of a wonderful organization called Punk Talks. Tomorrow, we’re releasing our Holiday Compilation; a collection of songs perfect for the Holiday season by the band’s that we’ve come to know and love. I’ve been so excited for today for a little while now, and I’m chomping at the bit to finally be able to share a brand new Julien Baker song called “Decorated Lawns” with y’all! Julien Baker‘s voice is this pure and idyllic gift that I don’t think any of us were ready for when we first heard it. The amount of emotion that comes from the voice of this human whose heart is three times the size of its frame is just — it’s indescribable.

“Decorated Lawns” recalls Julien moving back in with her parents, falling in love, and driving around with the one she loved around the Holidays. The song builds into this wonderful rally of “I loved you/I loved you/More than I hate me” that give you both butterflies and hit you in the base of your spine at once. Its this chilling and beautiful moment, and I’m so excited to be a part of it. You can pre-order your copy of Jingle Yay before it comes out tomorrow here, and you can listen to “Decorated Lawns” below.