Julien Baker is Just a Really Good Person
    • THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2017

    • Posted by: Annie Brinich

    During an interview that came out yesterday, Stereogum revealed what you and I already know: Julien Baker is a gem. She feeds the homeless mid-interview. She embraces adoring fans. And she's written an album about grief and mental illness in the hopes that it will help others heal. That album, Turn Out the Lights, is due out tomorrow.

    If you're a cynic and don't believe that anyone would stop for a selfless act with the press watching and not have some kind of agenda, take a look at her social media. Her Twitter feed reveals that she has contributed to a number of charity concerts and albums over the years, including a show for Amnesty International.

    Baker's new album is bent towards helping people, but it's also apparently very much about her own struggles with depression. Regarding her songwriting process, she told W Magazine earlier this week that "Sometimes, it feels artificial to try to come up with a solution to something that none of us know how to solve," she said. "Sometimes, what's helpful is to admit that we are discouraged and admit that we are at a loss." Baker also noted during that interview that "There's less outright despair and more of an acceptance of lost-ness," on the record, but that doesn't mean it won't make you tear up a little.

    If you just can't wait for the whole album to come out tomorrow, here's Julien Baker's video for "Appointments" off the upcoming album.

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