13th Floor New Song Of The Day: Julien Baker – Appointments

Memphis-based singer/songwriter Julien Baker, who was just in NZ this past July, has released a new song. It’s called Appointments and it will eventually appear in Julien’s second album, Turn Out The Lights, due October 26th. 

You can check out The 13th Floor interview with Julien Baker here.

And here is the record company blurb about Appointments:

Julien Baker releases video for new single ‘APPOINTMENTS’ of new album TURN OUT THE LIGHTS out October 27, via Matador Records.

“There are few voices in indie rock more conspiratorial, more resilient, more casually harrowing than Julien Baker’s.” – The New York Times

“…Her voice breaks through more forcefully than before, like she knows she’s singing to a whole crowd of loners who feel just as bereft as she does” — Pitchfork, ‘Best New Track’

“That the first single…sounds profound should be no surprise. Baker’s sparseness has never sacrificed richness, and her songs often seem, in some unconscious way, haunted.” – New York Magazine’s Vulture

Julien Baker debuted the moving new video for her song Appointments. The haunting clip was directed by Sophia Peer (Paramore, The National, Interpol)

“Appointments” is the first single released from Baker’s forthcoming new album Turn Out The Lights, which will arrive in stores on October 27, 2017 via Matador Records/ Rhythmethod.

The song has been earning glowing critical praise over the past month since its release, from outlets including The New York Times, NPR Music (‘Songs We Love’), Pitchfork (‘Best New Track’), NY Magazine’s Vulture (‘7 Best New Songs of the

Week’), Entertainment Weekly (‘New Music Friday: 19 Releases To Hear Now’), and Stereogum (‘The Five Best Songs of the Week’), among many others…

The follow-up to Baker’s acclaimed 2015 debut album Sprained Ankle (6131 Records), Turn Out The Lights is being counted among the fall’s most anticipated releases by The New York Times, Billboard, The Atlantic, Harper’s Bazaar, Brooklyn Vegan, and Consequence Of Sound.

Recorded at the legendary Ardent Studios in Baker’s hometown of Memphis, TN, Turn Out The Lights expands upon the sound and vision of Sprained Ankle while retaining the haunting, confessional songwriting style for which she has become known.

Throughout the album, she reflects on experiences of her own and those closest to her, exploring the internal conflicts that wrestle inside us all: how we deal and cope with our struggles, and how it all impacts both ourselves and our relationships of all kinds. The result is a deeply empathetic album that embraces the grays and complex truths of humanity and mental health.

Turn Out The Lights was written and produced by Baker, and mixed by Craig Silvey (The National, Arcade Fire, Florence & The Machine).