Earlier this week, Julien Baker announced an extensive new tour, a move that typically indicates that a fresh album is ready to go, and during a show in Melbourne last night, Baker confirmed that’s the case. According to a Redditor, Baker said that her sophomore album will be out in October — it’s her Matador debut. Also, amusingly, she covered Joan Osborne’s “(What if God Was} One Of Us” because someone in the audience bet her $50 to do it. Get that money! (It’s unclear if she actually got that money.) Here’s some video:
Julien Baker tonight did a cover of Joan Osborne's One of Us and I liked it a lot more than I thought I would pic.twitter.com/oHjE63rscp
— Josh Earl (@MrJoshEarl) July 18, 2017
Baker wisely consulted Twitter before committing to the cover:
got offered 50 bucks to cover that 'what if God was one of us' song live so i'm just tryna get some input
— Julien Baker (@julienrbaker) July 18, 2017
Check out her upcoming tour dates here. She puts on a good show!