Artist Spotlight: Julien Baker [Video]

Memphis singer-songwriter Julien Baker lets us get inside her head with a delicate indie debut called Sprained Ankle

Julien Baker bannerBy Paul Marszalek
TheTop22.com

Rachel Syme, writing for The New Yorker, said it better than we ever could when she suggested “Listening to Julien Baker’s music makes you feel like an interloper, eavesdropping on someone else’s prayers.”

The sparse, delicate, acoustic performances on her debut album Sprained Ankle have continued to win fans since originally released late last year — with The New York Times, Vulture, Stereogum, and NPR Music all praising the Memphis-based singer-songwriter.

While the title track is the emphasis song, for radio we also like the slightly more uptempo Everybody Does, and the piano-based Go Home. Find the album here.

In short, strong material for your acoustic shows.

Check out her Tiny Desk Concert and the official video for Sprained Ankle, both of which already have hundreds of thousands of views…

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