Julia Jacklin Announces New Album and Tour, Shares New Song “Head Alone”

Crushing Due Out February 22 via Polyvinyl

Nov 08, 2018
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Australian singer/songwriter Julia Jacklin has announced her sophomore album, Crushing, and shared another song from it, "Head Alone." She has also announced some North American tour dates. Crushing is due out February 22 via Polyvinyl. It includes "Body," a new song she shared last month via a video for the song (it was one of our Songs of the Week). Listen to "Head Alone" below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art. Also below is the "Body" video again, as well as Jacklin's upcoming tour dates.

Jacklin released her debut album, Don't Let the Kids Win, on Polyvinyl in 2016. This past summer Jacklin released another album as part of the trio Phantastic Ferniture. Their self-titled album also came out via Polyvinyl.

Jacklin had this to say about "Head Alone" in a press release: "I wrote most of 'Head Alone' on tour, singing it to myself, looking out the window on endless car journeys. It's not a song that comes from a singular experience. It came from two years of feeling like the space around me shrinking to the point where I couldn't even raise my arms. This song is me raising my arms and running into an open field. A bit of a plea to those around me to give me space and a song to remind myself that's it's okay to enforce boundaries, the good people in your life will listen, adapt and still love you." 

Jacklin says Crushing addresses similar themes: "This album came from spending two years touring and being in a relationship, and feeling like I never had any space of my own. For a long time I felt like my head was full of fear and my body was just this functional thing that carried me from point A to B, and writing these songs was like rejoining the two."

Jacklin seems pleased with the results: "I really like this album, I worked hard on it and I really like listening to it. That's not usually how I feel after making something. I've finally come to accept that right now for me, making records is about capturing a time; who I am at that time, what I need to say in the best way I can say it, with minimal studio frills to cover it up."

To sum up the experience of recording Crushing, Jacklin says: "As I was making this album there was sort of a slow loosening of pressure on myself. There've been some big life changes for me over the last few years, and I just found it too tiring to try to cover things up with a lot of metaphors and word trickery. I just wanted to lay it all out there and trust that, especially at such a tense moment in time, other people might want to hear a little vulnerability."

 

 

Crushing Tracklist:

1. Body
2. Head Alone
3. Pressure to Party
4. Don't Know How to Keep Loving You
5. When the Family Flies In
6. Convention
7. Good Guy
8. You Were Right
9. Turn Me Down
10. Comfort

Julia Jacklin Tour Dates:

11/27 - London, UK @ Omeara [SOLD OUT]
11/28 - Manchester, UK @ YES [SOLD OUT]
11/29 - Glasgow, UK @ Glad Cafe [SOLD OUT]
12/29 - Woodford, Australia @ Woodford Folk Festival
02/21 - Perth, Australia @ Perth Festival
02/27 - Christchurch, New Zealand @ Blue Smoke
02/28 - Dunedin, New Zealand @ Refuel
03/01 - Auckland, New Zealand @ Hollywood Cinema
03/02 - Wellington, New Zealand @ San Fran
03/05 - Wollongong, Australia @ UOW Unibar
03/06 - Canberra, Australia @ ANU
03/09 - Brisbane, Australia @ Triffid
03/08 - 03/11 - Adelaide, Australia @ WOMADelaide 
03/14 - Melbourne, Australia @ Forum Theatre
03/15 - Sydney, Australia @ Metro Theatre
03/16 - Newcastle, Australia @ Cambridge Hotel
03/26 - Brighton, UK @ Haunt
03/27 - Bristol, UK @ Fleece
03/28 - Birmingham, UK @ Castle & Falcon
03/29 - Manchester, UK @ Yes
03/30 - Dublin, Ireland @ Whelans
04/02 - Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
04/03 - Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall
04/04 - London, UK @ Electric Brixton
04/05 - Paris, France @ Les Etoiles
04/08 - Brussels, Belgium @ AB Club
04/09 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso-Noord
04/10 - Cologne, Germany @ Blue Shell
04/11 - Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow Sky Bar
04/12 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega
04/15 - Berlin, Germany @ Privatclub
04/16 - Munich, Germany @ Milla
04/17 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Bogen F
04/24 - New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom #
04/25 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's #
04/26 - Allston, MA @ Great Scott #
04/27 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB #
04/28 - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern #
04/30 - Washington, DC @ DC9 #
05/01 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter #
05/02 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle Back Room #
05/06 - Nashville, TN @ Third Man Records #
05/08 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern #
05/09 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry #
05/10 - Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge #
05/11 - Kansas City, MO @ recordBar #
05/13 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge #
05/14 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge #
05/17 - Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret #
05/18 - Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern #
05/19 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
05/21 - San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall
05/23 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
06/03 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
06/04 - Austin, TX @ Barracuda (Indoors) #
06/05 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Upstairs) #
06/06 - New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa #

# w/ Black Belt Eagle Scout

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