JULIEN BAKER DEBUTS VIDEO FOR NEW SONG ‘TURN OUT THE LIGHTS’ – TITLE TRACK FROM HER NEW ALBUM OUT OCTOBER 27, 2017 VIA MATADOR RECORDS
PRAISE FOR JULIEN:
“…‘Turn Out The Lights’ has a luminous intimacy…” — The New York Times
“…a series of softly spun meditations on conflicts between her and her loved ones. Strings and organs mingle with her cyclic flutters of guitar, strengthening the impact of Baker’s redemption songs” — Rolling Stone
“A lovely, sparkling slice of intimate indie” – NME
“… some of the most touching music 2017 will see” – DIY
Julien Baker today debuted the video for the title track from her highly anticipated
new album Turn Out The Lights, which will be released on October 27, via
Directed by Sophia Peer (Paramore, The National, Interpol), who also helmed Baker’s video for first single “Appointments,” the incandescent visual can now be seen HERE
Turn Out The Lights is already being greeted with enthusiastic early praise, from outlets including The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Noisey and DIY, among others.
Baker also appeared on the season premiere of legendary US radio program Prairie Home Companion last weekend, performing acclaimed single ‘Appointments’, previously unheard album cut ‘Hurt Less’ and a rendition of the traditional hymn ‘It Is Well With My Soul’. The full episode can be listened
to – with Baker’s performances at 18:00, 23:15, and 1:53:50 – HERE.
Recorded at the legendary Ardent Studios in Baker’s hometown of Memphis, TN, Turn Out The Lights expands upon the sound and vision of Sprained Ankle while retaining the haunting, confessional songwriting style for which she has become known. Throughout the album, she reflects on experiences of her own and those closest to her, exploring the internal conflicts that wrestle inside us all: how we deal and cope with our struggles, and how it all impacts both ourselves and our relationships of all kinds. The result is a deeply empathetic album that embraces the grays and complex truths of humanity and mental health. Turn Out The Lights was written and produced by Baker, and mixed by Craig Silvey (The National, Arcade Fire, Florence & the Machine).