“SOMETHING” SONG PREMIERE VIA STEREOGUM
DIGITAL SINGLE OUT THIS FRIDAY, AUGUST 21ST
DEBUT ALBUM SPRAINED ANKLE OUT 10/23/15 VIA 6131 RECORDS,
“An unmastered version of this song has been one of Baker’s solo staples for awhile now, and alongside her work with Memphis’ Forrister, it’s just a small example of the crushing, introverted songwriting she’s capable of.” – Stereogum
August, 18, 2015 – Memphis, TN’s Julien Baker today premiered her song “Something,” off upcoming debut album Sprained Ankle, via Stereogum and the delicate, slow-build mix of defeat and defiance can also now be streamed and shared here: https://soundcloud.com/6131ecords/something/. The track will also be available as a digital single this Friday, August 21st via iTunes. Late last month, NPR Music debuted the title track and that “spare and richly realized” song can also be heard here: https://soundcloud.com/6131ecords/sprained-ankle. Sprained Ankle will be released on October 23, 2015 via 6131 Records and is now available for pre-order via the label’s website: http://6131.co/julien.
Stripped-back and raw with emotion, Sprained Ankle is an intimate and exquisite debut. Nineteen year-old Baker wrote the album’s nine songs across 2014, following her move from Memphis to Murfreesboro for college. Away from her family and close friends (including her band Forrister), writing proved to be a creative, cathartic outlet for her loneliness. The resultant songs are confessional yet accessible, personally contemplative yet universally relatable, unsparingly honest yet deeply heartening – and filled with tales of staggering experiences and striking imagery.
Baker traveled to Richmond, VA at the prompting of a friend to record in Spacebomb Studios, where she kept production simple – hushed, plaintive opener “Blacktop” was captured with a room mic over one take – to match the candid, bare, and lyric-focused nature of her songs, which travels as if by direct line to listeners’ ears. From the gentle elegance of the title track to the haunting, heartrending “Brittle Boned” to the harrowing, piano-driven closer “Go Home,” Sprained Ankle is a hypnotic, poignant listen.
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For more information on Julien Baker and Sprained Ankle, please contact Amanda Pitts at Cobra Camanda Publicity, tel: 512.551.9385; emailer: firstname.lastname@example.org.