Julien Baker

Julien Baker



Julien Rose Baker (born September 29, 1995)[1] is an American singer and guitarist from Memphis, Tennessee, United States. She is a member of the alternative rock band Forrister, formerly known as The Star Killers.[2] She released a studio album, Sprained Ankle, on 6131 Records in 2015, and a second full length release, Turn Out the Lights, on Matador Records in 2017.



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Turn Out the Lights
Turn Out the Lights is an album by musical artist Julien Baker, released on October 27, 2017.
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Turn Out the Lights
Turn Out the Lights is a song by musical artist Julien Baker, released on October 11, 2017.
Appointments is a song by musical artist Julien Baker, released on August 17, 2017.
Distant Solar Systems
Distant Solar Systems is a song by musical artist Julien Baker, released on March 17, 2017.

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Spotify - Albums & Singles8


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Julien Baker Breaks Down “Appointments” On The Song Exploder Podcast
  –  January 17, 2018
Julien Baker is the latest artist to appear on the Song Exploder podcast. They got her to talk about the soaring “Appointments,” the lead single and highlight from her sophomore album Turn Out The Lights, which we named one of the best of the year.
Featured Release This Week From Neil Young & Promise Of The Real + Studio One Tracks Top 30 Playlist
  –  January 16, 2018
15 Julien Baker- Turn Out The Lights 16 Fever Ray- Plunge 17 Beck- Colors 18 Various Artists- Strange Angels: In Flight With Elmore James
The Irenic Is Back in Business
  –  January 15, 2018
After a recent local report that the Irenic had stopped booking live music indefinitely (according to several people with knowledge of the situation, Julien Baker's Dec. 15 show at the venue was supposed to be its last), the Board of Elders of ...
Julien Baker: From the Deep South Emerges Indie’s Most Empathetic Songwriter
  –  January 15, 2018
Julien Baker tends to spend a lot of time worrying what other people will think. By her own admittance, she tends to let her worries over other people’s reactions build up in her head, only to discover that she never had anything to fear. It's a habit ...
David Duchovny visits Kimmel; Anderson Cooper talks to Colbert
  –  January 11, 2018
Wednesday: America Ferrera of “Superstore,” David Harbour of “Stranger Things” and musical guest Julien Baker. Thursday: Rachel Brosnahan of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” 50 Cent and stand-up comedy from Gary Vider. Friday: Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Also.Also.Also: Gorgeous Queer Black Love in Jussie Smollett’s “Freedom” Video and Other Stories You Need
  –  January 11, 2018
FUCK YEAH SHE IS. How Coming Out Made Me Whole: High Maintenance’s Katja Blichfeld Tells Her Story. Julien Baker’s Tiny Desk Concert. Making of ‘Battle of the Sexes’: How Emma Stone Mastered the Signature Move of a Tennis Legend. Pakistan’s ...
Julien Baker Adds New U.S. Tour Dates
  –  January 10, 2018
Memphis singer-songwriter Julien Baker has announced a new run of headlining U.S. tour dates in April. She is also confirmed for the Mission Creek Music Festival, The National’s Homecoming Festival and Boston Calling Music Festival this spring.
Singer-songwriter Julien Baker to perform at Chameleon Club this April
  –  January 10, 2018
A 22-year-old critically acclaimed singer-songwriter will take the stage at the Chameleon Club this spring. Julien Baker will perform at the Chameleon Club April 19. Tickets are $17-$19 and go on sale Friday. The Tennessee native released her debut album ...
Lizzy Farrall strives for honesty and intensity on new EP
  –  January 10, 2018
The first track, “Broken Toy,” is immediately reminiscent of songwriting contemporaries Julien Baker and Phoebe Bridgers, with admittedly a more stripped-back musical approach, but the sorrow in her voice has a way of reaching the listener with deadly ...
Watch Julien Baker Perform a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR
  –  January 10, 2018
Singer/songwriter Julien Baker released her new album, Turn Out the Lights, back in October via Matador, her first for the label. It was our Album of the Week and more importantly it was #2 on our Top 100 Albums of 2017 list. Now she has stopped by NPR's ...
Watch Julien Baker’s NPR Tiny Desk concert
  –  January 10, 2018
Joined by just her violinist, Camille Faulkner, Julien Baker returned to NPR to perform at her second Tiny Desk concert. During the moving set, the Memphis artist performed renditions of "Hurt Less," "Even," and "Appointments" from her Turn Out The Lights ...
Julien Baker’s Tiny Desk Concert Is Brutally Beautiful
  –  January 10, 2018
It’s been three months since I wrote that Julien Baker’s music was short-circuiting my vocabulary and—half as a result of that—I’ve ended up writing nothing about her since the release of Turn Out the Lights, her second LP, in October. But Baker ...
Julien Baker touring with Tancred (BV presale for NJ), did an NPR Tiny Desk
  –  January 10, 2018
Julien Baker did tons of touring (with a violinist) in 2017 in support of her Matador debut Turn Out the Lights (our #6 album of 2017), and she’ll continue to stay on the road for much of 2018. She currently has dates through late May, including the ...
Julien Baker: Tiny Desk Concert
  –  January 10, 2018
In March of 2016, just a handful of months after her debut album Sprained Ankle was released, Julien Baker came and played a quiet, thoughtful Tiny Desk concert that went on to become one of our most popular and certainly one of the most-talked-about Tiny ...
The National’s Homecoming Festival Reveals Inaugural Lineup
  –  January 8, 2018
The host band will also be playing a headlining show on each of the festival’s two nights. Also set to play the event are The Breeders, Lord Huron, Julien Baker, Moses Sumney, Alvvays and Big Thief, with more artists to be announced. Homecoming will take ...
Cincinnati's Homecoming music festival announces initial lineup: Father John Misty, Feist, more
  –  January 8, 2018
Also performing at Homecoming are Future Islands, The Breeders, Lord Huron, Julien Baker, Moses Sumney, Alvvays and Big Thief. More performers will be announced. The fest will take place Saturday-Sunday, April 28-29, at Smale Park, 100 Ted Berry Way ...
Julien Baker performs “Turn Out the Lights” on Colbert: Watch
  –  January 6, 2018
In his review of one of the best albums of 2017, our very own David Sackllah wrote that Baker “exposes her deepest insecurities in an effort to form a meaningful connection with her audience, finding no easy answers along the way.” The same could be ...
At Work: Julien Baker
  –  January 5, 2018
Julien Baker is a few hours away from stepping onstage at Madison, Wisc.’s Majestic Theatre, but she’s about to slip out the door. “I just found out that Every Time I Die is playing down the street an hour before my set,” she admits, copping to ...
Julien Baker’s Chilling Performance Of ‘Turn Out The Lights’ On ‘Colbert’ Is One For The Ages
  –  January 4, 2018
Julien Baker’s Turn Out The Lights was far and away one of the best records of 2017. It’s a beautiful — yet utterly devastating — collection of songs that are simultaneously original and also familiar. Since the release of 2015’s Sprained Ankle ...
Watch Julien Baker play ‘Turn Out The Lights’ on Colbert
  –  January 4, 2018
Last year, Julien Baker released her stunning second album ‘Turn Out The Lights’, which featured the blinder of a title track (and a suitably fiery video to match). After making her US telly debut on CBS back in October, Julien recently headed to ...
VIDEO: Julien Baker Performs 'Turn Out The Lights' on LATE SHOW
  –  January 4, 2018
On last night's LATE SHOW, singer and guitarist Julien Baker made her Late Show debut with the title song from her critically-acclaimed album 'Turn Out the Lights.' Watch the appearance below! A multi-talented and respected host, writer, producer, satirist ...
Julien Baker on making sense of the politically inexplicable as a liberal, gay and Christian songwriter
  –  December 13, 2017
In the early dawn of a recent Tuesday morning, Julien Baker sat in the lobby of her tour-stop hotel and tried to sort out how much had changed in the last two years. When Baker released her debut album, “Sprained Ankle,” in 2015, her tales of teenage ...
You gotta see: Julien Baker
  –  December 6, 2017
Something subtle but incredibly important happens at the end of the first track on Julien Baker’s achingly perfect new album, Turn Out the Lights. “Over” begins with the sound of a door closing, that giving way to mournful strings and sadder-than ...
Album Review: Julien Baker’s ‘Turn Out the Lights’
  –  October 27, 2017
Julien Baker is a 21-year-old singer-songwriter from Tennessee whose 2015 solo debut, “Sprained Ankle,” was a rough-hewn but promising album with gentle, vulnerable melodies that cloaked some often-harrowing lyrics (the title track’s opening line ...
Julien Baker explores 'the gray area between joy and pain' on gut-wrenching new album
  –  October 25, 2017
For the past two years, Julien Baker has spent most of her nights reliving traumatic memories in rooms filled with strangers. "Those parts of myself that are too ugly or dangerous are precisely the things I feel convicted to share," Baker, 21, told the ...


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