DAYSat July 22
STAGEGW McLennan Tent
Sometimes, things just seem to happen for a reason and the pieces fall into place in unexpected ways. This rings strikingly true for the solo career of Memphis, Tennessee's Julien Baker.
For years, Baker and a group of close friends have performed as the band Forrister, but when college took her four hours away, her need to continue creating found an outlet through solo work. As each song came into shape, it became more apparent that Baker had genuinely deep stories to tell. Tales of her experiences are staggering, and when set to her haunting guitar playing, the results are heartfelt, relatable yet very personal.
To call Baker’s debut album ‘Sprained Ankle’ a happy accident would be misleading as to the nature of these poignant, emotive songs. Yet no one, least of all Baker, could have predicted she'd release an album, especially as a solo artist. Thankfully, now the world will be able to share in her passion.