Julia Jacklin announces Crushing for 2/22 release

by Woody on November 15, 2018

I am an unabashed fan of Julia Jacklin’s music. Crushing, her sophomore LP, follows her phenomenal debut – Don’t Let The Kids Win, and her side-hustle Phantastic Ferniture, released earlier this year. Her voice has this timeless quality to it that sucks me in every time. Crushing will see the light of day via the fine folks at Polyvinyl on 2/22. Here’s some info from the PR team.

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.

“This album came from spending two years touring and being in a relationship, and feeling like I never had any space of my own,” says the Melbourne-based artist. “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.”

Crushing finds Jacklin continually acknowledging what’s expected of her, then gracefully rejecting those expectations. As a result, the album invites self-examination and a possible shift in the listener’s way of getting around the world—an effect that has everything to do with Jacklin’s openness about her own experience.

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