Australian singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin has announced a new album called PRE PLEASURE, which is slated for release on August 26 via Transgressive Records. Today’s announcement comes with the release of the new single ‘Lydia Wears a Cross’, alongside an accompanying video. Check it out below, and scroll down for the album cover and tracklist as well as Jacklin’s upcoming tour dates.
“The song is about a lot of things but mainly being a 7yr old Jesus Christ superstar fanatic attending catholic school trying to figure out which way is up,” Jacklin said of ‘Lydia Wears a Cross’ in a press release. “The music video was filmed by my constant collaborator and friend Nick Mckk at Splitpoint lighthouse. I played a show close by recently and asked on stage if anyone could let me film inside. Someone in the crowd knew a guy and that was it. The rest was filmed in the streets of Northcote, Melbourne.”
“A lot of the time I feel like I need to do all the work before I can enjoy my life,” Jacklin added of the album. “Whether that’s work on songs or sex, friendships, or my relationship with my family – I think if I work on them long and hard enough, eventually I’ll get to sit around and really enjoy them. But that’s not how anything works is it. It’s all an ongoing process.”
Jacklin recorded the follow-up to 2019’s Crushing in Montreal with co-producer Marcus Paquin, collaborating with her touring band of bassist Ben Whiteley and guitarist Will Kidman, who both play in the Weather Station. The album also features drummer Laurie Torres, saxophonist Adam Kinner, and string arrangements from Owen Pallett (Arcade Fire).
“Making a record to me has always just been about the experience, a new experience in a new place with a new person at the desk, taking the plunge and just seeing what happens,” Jacklin explained. “For the first time I stepped away from the guitar, and wrote a lot of the album on the Roland keyboard in my apartment in Montreal with its inbuilt band tracks. I blu-tacked reams of butcher paper to the walls, covered in lyrics and ideas, praying to the music gods that my brain would arrange everything in time.”
PRE PLEASURE Cover Artwork:
PRE PLEASURE Tracklist:
1. Lydia Wears A Cross2. Love, Try Not To Let Go3. Ignore Tenderness4. I Was Neon5. Too In Love To Die6. Less Of A Stranger7. Moviegoer8. Magic9. Be Careful With Yourself10. End Of A Friendship
Julia Jacklin 2022 UK/EU Tour Dates:
Thu 3 Nov – Ireland, Dublin – Vicar StreetSat 5 Nov – UK, Glasgow – SWG3 TV StudioSun 6 Nov – UK, Manchester – O2 RitzMon 7 Nov- UK, Birmingham – The MillWed 9 Nov – UK, Bristol – SWXThu 10 Nov – UK, Brighton – ChalkFri 11 Nov – UK, London – RoundhouseSun 13 Nov – France, Paris – Café De La DanseMon 14 Nov 2022 – Belgium, Antwerp – TrixTue 15 Nov – Germany, Cologne – Gebäude 9Thu 17 Nov – Netherlands, Amsterdam – ParadisoFri 18 Nov – Germany, Hamburg – KnustSun 20 Nov – Norway, Oslo – ParkteatretMon 21 Nov – Sweden, Stockholm – SlaktkyrkanTue 22 Nov – Denmark, Copenhagen – DR Studie 2Thu 24 Nov – Germany, Berlin – Columbia TheaterFri 25 Nov – Germany, Munich – StromSat 26 Nov – Switzerland, Zurich – PlazaSun 27 Nov – Italy, Milan – MagnoliaTue 29 Nov – Spain, Barcelona – ApoloWed 30 Nov – Spain, Madrid – Mon LiveThu 1 Dec – Portugal, Lisbon – LAV