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Julia Jacklin Parties with Her Siblings in the Video for New Song “Pressure to Party”

Crushing Due Out February 22 via Polyvinyl

Jan 24, 2019
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Australian singer/songwriter Julia Jacklin is releasing her sophomore album, Crushing, on February 22 via Polyvinyl. Now she has shared another song from it, "Pressure to Party," via a video for the song. Jacklin co-directed the clip with frequent collaborator Nick Mckk, which features all her siblings. Watch it below, followed by her upcoming tour dates.

Jacklin had this to say about the song in a press release: "When you come out of a relationship, there's so much pressure to act a certain way. First it's like, 'Oh, you've gotta take some time for yourself'...but then if you take too much time it's, 'You've gotta get back out there!' That song is just my three-minute scream, saying I'm going to do what I need to do, when I need to do it."

Jacklin had this to say about the video: "I went back to the house we shot my first music video 'Pool Party' in, as it felt like a good visual book end for the last 3 years. We shot the video in one take. It took a few practice runs but we managed to get it done in about 4 hours. We all swam in the pool after. It was a really special day. I managed to get all of my siblings in the clip, and we hadn't all been in the same room together for over 4 years. I also got one of my favorite bands Body Type to wear all my old music video outfits and pretend to be my band."

Previously Jacklin shared two songs from Crushing: "Body" (which was one of our Songs of the Week) and "Head Alone" (which was also one of our Songs of the Week), as well as a video for "Head Alone."

Jacklin released her debut album, Don't Let the Kids Win, on Polyvinyl in 2016. Last 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 previous 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."

Julia Jacklin Tour Dates:

02/27 - Christchurch, New Zealand @ Blue Smoke
02/28 - Dunedin, New Zealand @ Captain Cook
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
03/10 - Adelaide, Australia @ WOMADelaide 
03/12 - Hobart, Australia @ Spiegeltent
03/14 - Melbourne, Australia @ Forum Theatre
03/15 - Sydney, Australia @ Metro Theatre
03/16 - Newcastle, Australia @ Cambridge Hotel
03/26 - Brighton, UK @ Haunt [SOLD OUT]
03/27 - Bristol, UK @ Fleece
03/28 - Birmingham, UK @ Castle & Falcon
03/29 - Manchester, UK @ Yes [SOLD OUT]
03/30 - Dublin, Ireland @ Whelans
04/02 - Glasgow, UK @ Stereo [SOLD OUT]
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 @ The Camel #
05/02 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle Back Room #
05/03 - 05/05 - Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
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 #
08/03 - 08/04 - Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon

# w/ Black Belt Eagle Scout

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