watch the music video for julien baker’s “sprained ankle”

memphis singer-songwriter julien baker released her debut full-length, sprained ankle, towards the end of last month; it’s a sparse, heartbreaking album with a level of introspective lyricism that would nearly betray baker’s youthfulness did her sentiments not resonate profoundly with such a dedicated audience.  a music video for the album’s title track surfaced last week, its bare-bones cinematography reflecting the simple beauty of baker’s music as she sings a plaintive vignette of uncertainty regarding her songwriting skills while a cyclical, pinched-harmonic motif hums in the background.  watch the clip for “sprained ankle” below.

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