Julia Jacklin has shared a live video ‘Comfort’, filmed backstage on tour in the US with First Aid Kit.
Having completed a run of dates in her native Australia – Julia Jacklin has hit the UK and Europe to continue her world tour in support of critically acclaimed sophomore record, Crushing.
The second full-length album from Julia Jacklin, Crushing embodies every possible meaning of its title word. It’s an album formed from sheer intensity of feeling, an in-the-moment narrative of heartbreak and infatuation. And with her storytelling centered on bodies and crossed boundaries and smothering closeness, Crushing reveals how our physical experience of the world shapes and sometimes distorts our inner lives.
Whilst a moving and complex listen, Crushing unfolds with an ease that echoes Jacklin’s newfound self-reliance as an artist.
“With the first album I was so nervous and didn’t quite see myself as a musician yet, but after touring for two years, I’ve come to feel like I deserve to be in that space,”
Throughout Crushing, that sense of confidence manifests in one of the most essential elements of the album: the captivating strength of Jacklin’s lyrics. Not only proof of her ingenuity and artistic generosity, Jacklin’s uncompromising specificity and infinitely unpredictable turns of phrase ultimately spring from a certain self-possession in the songwriting process.
Crushing is out now on Transgressive Records, limited edition vinyl, CD, Cassette and digital.
UK/EU tour dates:
Sunday 7th July: Les Eurockéennes, Belfort
Thursday July 18th: Valkhof Festival, Netherlands
Friday 19th July: Welcome To The Village, Netherlands
Sunday 21st July: Latitude Festival, Suffolk
Friday 18th August: Green Man Festival, Powys
Wednesday 14th August: Paredes De Coura Festival, Portugal
Thursday 22nd August: Check In Party, France