Julien Baker Quotes About Mind, Music, Harmonies, Love

Julien Baker Quotes About Mind, Music, Harmonies, Love

Julien Baker

Julien Baker Quotes:

All of my favorite hymns are admissions of faults, and finding redemption even in those.

Julien Baker

Appointments’ is largely just derived from pieces of dialogue with another person, and then also what’s going on inside of my own mind, or a person’s own mind. They’re intended to be a little bit exaggerated and a satire of things that we’re not sure are entirely true, or maybe biased.

Julien Baker

Cameron Esposito is a musician and podcaster from the States and she’s hilarious.

Julien Baker

Connecting with people who are able to maintain a sense of humility is really useful.

Julien Baker

Especially with women in music there is this unnecessary competitive element. And, like, why? Why do people do things where they try to put peers up against each other?

Julien Baker

Every girl is a singer. I wanted to learn the solos and play lead guitar. I would meticulously teach myself solos so when dudes were like, ‘Oh, you’re a girl, you can’t play guitar,’ I could rip these insane Telecaster blues solos and tell them, ‘Yeah, I can burn up a fret board.’

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Everybody wants to have an empirical analysis of a relationship ending, but sometimes there’s not that much clarity, and that’s OK.

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I can make a record with six-part string arrangements and the best musicians in the world and have it be not genuine. I’d rather make a genuine record that I truly stand behind and have it fall where it may.

Julien Baker

I didn’t grow up on country and blues, I was just a kid listening to VH1 and then I realized I needed to expand my musical horizons. Now I have a deep appreciation for southern heritage music.

Julien Baker

I do have a little bit of trouble with candor around the things that I used to do. I think it’s probably just resultant of shame and embarrassment and not wanting to be defined by the life that I used to live.

Julien Baker

I don’t think that you can just walk through life without all of your experiences informing your perspective on the world.

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I feel like I’ve had bad nights or destructive nights or nights where I don’t remember anything or nights where I was seriously injured or seriously in danger. And I remained nihilistic and unconcerned because it felt like there was no alternative.

Julien Baker

I had a hot-pink mohawk in high school, and when I came out everyone was like, ‘We don’t care.’

Julien Baker

I had a lot of fear about coming out as a kid.

Julien Baker

I hope we can dismantle the idea that the entire south is sitting on our porches spitting tobacco and hating gay people.

Julien Baker

I like it when I go to a city and it puts its personality out there to be readily experienced.

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I love Hank Williams, he’s the original emo kid. Some of his lyrics remind me of, like, Promise Ring lyrics.

Julien Baker

I played with a band, and the lead singer would always introduce me as ‘the 13-year-old lead guitarist.’ I didn’t want to be a novelty, like ‘Oh, she has three arms! Check her out.’ But I’ve learned to accept it as more of a compliment.

Julien Baker

I think it’s possible for Tennessee to be flipped to a Democratic majority, which would be beneficial to enacting policies that I would like to see, but beyond party allegiance, we have an opportunity to involve ourselves in change that will empower us not just now but in the future.

Julien Baker

I think there’s seasons of life. It oscillates.

Julien Baker

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I think what kids who like heavy music are really looking for is the honesty and candour of it.

Julien Baker

If I have the choice of saying one of two things to people, I’d like it to be the more honest and hopeful thing.

Julien Baker

I’m always nervous.

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I’m not going to force your participation in a conversation, I’m going to say I can be an example that these things can exist and don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Like being a queer artist and being a Christian. Those things don’t have to be mutually exclusive and I’m just going to be honest about them so that you know.

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It’s just nice to have people around and see people actively trying to construct a community of mutual support around music.

Julien Baker

It’s not like a choice to have an identity politics discussion when you’re living it all the time. And if it’s uncomfortable, well then maybe the way that we need to deal with that is by letting things be uncomfortable.

Julien Baker

It’s super cool to me when my manager screencapped Sharon Van Etten saying my album is great on Twitter and I about cried ’cause she’s a hero. And that led to… I got to have lunch with her! I got to meet a hero!

Julien Baker

Many of my songs just come together in quatrains because that’s how a hymn goes.

Julien Baker

Music and musical instruments were proximal to my life from very early on – I took piano lessons for a brief time, but then my dad had a guitar and when he was not playing it, I would pick it up and mess with it. He jokes that I used to complain that it hurt my fingers.

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Music is everything. Evidence of the divine. The possibility of man to be good. The possibility of improving our surroundings and expressing ourselves. All of these things are collapsed together in my mind.

Julien Baker

My harmonies on ‘Me & My Dog’ are a little extra.

Julien Baker

My music is not always about getting my ideas heard, it’s about letting other people feel empowered to have their ideas heard by example.

Julien Baker

Passivity is a tacit endorsement of evil we are too afraid to oppose actively.

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Some songs just fall out of you. And some you have to wrestle out like an abscess.

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Songs like ‘Everything To Help You Sleep’ or ‘Claws in Your Back’ took a little bit more grappling with the actual poetry for me to feel comfortable with the song. And there’s a little bit more song crafting going on, and I had a specific idea in mind of the imagery I wanted to evoke.

Julien Baker

Spotify stresses me the hell out.

Julien Baker

The goal of embodying Christian ethics – if you want to call yourself a Christian – is being patient and loving with your neighbor.

Julien Baker

The midterms are a chance for people to vote out those they believe are failing to address the concerns of citizens.

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The more blessings or resources you have at your disposal, the more I become aware of… how should I steward this? It’s supposed to be an investment that I can turn around and create art that gives something to other people. Ugh, that sounds like the most Miss America answer of all time.

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The more we can personalise, the more the market can fragment, because of all the availability that streaming presents. Things become old sooner. That’s terrifying.

Julien Baker

The thing that is comforting about being a touring musician is whenever I say bye to my friends, I’m like, ‘I don’t know when I’ll see you again but it’ll be sooner than I think and if it’s not soon then it won’t matter.’

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There are people I haven’t seen for a year and we will do a show or something and when we hang out it’ll be this instant endearment. I’m like, ‘Our lives, the cosmos, are intersecting, and this will bring us closer together again. I have no doubt.’

Julien Baker

There are people who are explicit and people who are implicit, right? Like I say, ‘I think there is a God,’ but I’ve seen Christian metalcore bands do altar calls at their shows and be like, ‘Come get saved right now.’ I think there’s a subtler way, which is to say I’m being honest with my beliefs.

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Those parts of myself that are too ugly or dangerous are precisely the things I feel convicted to share.

Julien Baker

We always have a great time touring Germany, but one of my favourite museums in the world is Museum Ludwig, an incredible contemporary art museum in Cologne. I could spend all day in it.

Julien Baker

We think empathy is innate, but it’s not. It’s a muscle you’re working.

Julien Baker

When I first started playing guitar, I would sit in my room for hours and learn scales.

Julien Baker

When I talk about what I’m feeling, I can get outside of it and analyze it. I think that process, especially on ‘Sprained Ankle,’ happened after it was recorded. All of those songs are just documentations of how I felt at that time. I was writing them because I needed to.

Julien Baker

When you have an addictive personality, you fixate upon things easily. Routines and behaviors, and ritual, becomes very important.

Julien Baker

With my own music, I’m much more reluctant to say, you know, ‘This record slaps!’

Julien Baker

Writing from life is how I feel most comfortable.

Julien Baker

Writing songs has always been a process where I divulge a lot, just because music is a tool for me to sift through and process intense emotions. But having music be my primary occupation has changed how I interact with art.

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Who is Julien Baker?

Julien Rose Baker is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from the United States. Her music, which frequently tackles problems of spirituality, addiction, mental illness, and human nature, has gained great critical praise.

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