Every day is International Women’s Day. We fight because others have fought before us; we fight because we want to; we fight because we need to. There is no other choice but defeat and giving up will not be an option. We fight for ourselves, for those who can’t or choose not to and for all of those who will still be around when we are long gone. Hoping for them to carry on what we are in the middle of in this very moment.
What could be more suitable today than recommending a magnificent record that deserves more recognition and is performed by a female human being? Sprained Ankle by Julien Baker is a masterpiece in its minimal production. I recall someone writing somewhere (great source, right?) that Baker’s voice is the most haunting since Bon Iver’s debut album which is a very fitting comparison. In this review, Aaron Mook writes that “most of these songs [sound] as though Baker is playing them in the same room as you” and I couldn’t have described it better myself. There is also something about this album cover – possibly the gaze? – that has me hypnotized:
If you feel like giving Julien Baker a chance, here are two songs you might as well start with:
Julien Baker – Something
Julien Baker – Rejoice
Julien Baker currently has 22 694 listeners on Last.fm.