DTM: Do you think that people are watching you on stage and saying, “Okay, she’s the girl singing the ‘bummer songs’ and what’s she going to do with rest of her life?"
Julien Baker: I think the one thing I want to be aware of is, What if? What if I create the best record I possible can, and I create art that I truly believe in – and it’s not as well received. A great Lucy Dacus nugget is “Don’t attach your worth to your work.” Because…if it flops, then I’m just grateful I got this tiny chunk of time and can return to being a schoolteacher or a barista or flipping burgers, I’ll have these memories that can never be taken away from me. And god while that’s cliché. I did not think half of this would happen to me!
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