Julien lives in Memphis and occasionally attends the Eucharist at Grace-St. Luke's.
John Williams writes in "Julien Baker: Sad Songs That Whisper and Howl" in The New York Times, "Her debut solo album, "Sprained Ankle," initially self-released, was picked up by the independent label 6131 Records. Critics took notice, including Jon Caramanica of The New York Times, who named it one of the best albums of 2015."
Baker's music is, in part, concerned with the existence and presence of God. Rachel Syme article "Julien Baker Believes in God" in The New Yorker observes, "That Baker always sings like she is trying to bounce her voice off the walls of a cathedral is intentional: she believes in God, says she has 'encountered the tangible manifestation of God,' and says that she tries to leave space for God to enter the room whenever she opens up her throat."
The best way to encounter Baker's music is to get her debut album, "Sprained Ankle," and/or read one of the articles I cited.