[ Matador / CD ]
Release Date: Friday 27 October 2017
Julien Baker's solo debut, Sprained Ankle, was one of the most widely hailed works of 2015. The album, recorded by an 18-year-old and her friend in only a few days, was a bleak yet hopeful, intimate document of staggering experiences and grace, centred entirely around Baker's voice, guitar, and unblinking honesty.
With Turn Out the Lights, Baker returns to a much bigger stage, but with the same core of breathtaking vulnerability and resilience. From its opening moments - when her chiming, evocative melody is accompanied by swells of strings - Turn Out the Lights throws open the doors to the world without sacrificing the intimacy that has become a hallmark of her songs.
3. Turn Out The Lights
5. Sour Breath
7. Everything That Helps You Sleep
8. Happy To Be Here
9. Hurt Less
11. Claws In Your Back