For years Julien Baker and a group of close friends in Memphis performed as the band Forrister (formerly The Star Killers), but when she left for college her need to continue creating found an outlet through solo work. As each song took shape, it became apparent that Baker had surprisingly dark stories to tell from her thus far short life of 20 years. Set to her haunting guitar playing, the results are gut wrenching, relatable yet very personal. At the prompting of a friend, Baker ventured to Richmond to record a number of her new songs at Spacebomb Studios. The tracks from this session were circulated among Baker's friends, meeting high praise and lots of encouragement for the songs to see a proper release. She found a home on 6131 Records' increasingly diverse roster, who have now released a collection of her poignant, emotive songs on a debut album called "Sprained Ankle."