Sometimes it’s more confronting to observe your feelings than to actually feel them. Those tiny, trivial details of life often speak whole volumes: your inability to find two of the same socks, or perhaps a lonely phone conversation in the middle of the night. Julien Baker spreads these subtle hints about self-esteem, rejection, substances, and faith on her sublime second album Turn Out The Lights. Like no other, this Tennessee-based songwriter can turn her desperations and melancholy into statements that you can sing along with utmost conviction.
In the world of Julien Baker, your worst demons and best friends are often cut from the same cloth. After her set at the Beekse Bergen, we will embrace one another with smiles and tears to spare.