Julien Baker’s “Turn Out The Lights” music video has an immense emotional payoff

The Tennessee songwriter taps the feeling of chasing an important unknown.

October 11, 2017

Julien Baker burst out of Memphis, Tennessee with Sprained Ankle, her debut album of captivating emo-infused ballads. On "Turn Out The Lights," her new song and title track from her upcoming album, Baker's sound is expanded and given a tender tempestuousness similar to early Cold Specks. The track's music video is streaming above, and stars Baker chasing a lit fuse through the wilderness and straight into an unusually moving explosion. Watch the Sophia Peer-directed clip above. On October 27, Baker's new album Turn Out The Lights will be released on Matador.