- 10 May 22
Jacklin will play Vicar Street this November.
Australian singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin has announced her highly anticipated new album PRE PLEASURE set for release on August 26, via Transgressive. To coincide with the news, she's also announced a show at Vicar Street in Dublin on November 3.
The album has been described as "a masterclass in songwriting".
‘Lydia Wears A Cross’ is the first single from the new album which explores the confusion of being told that religion is profound, despite only feeling it during the spectacle of its pageantry.
Since releasing her debut album Don’t Let the Kids Win in 2016, the Melbourne-via-Blue Mountains singer/songwriter has carved out a powerful reputation as a singer-songwriter.
Recorded in Montreal with co-producer Marcus Paquin (The Weather Station, The National), PRE PLEASURE finds Jacklin teamed with her Canada-based touring band, bassist Ben Whiteley and guitarist Will Kidman. It also introduces drummer Laurie Torres, saxophonist Adam Kinner and string arrangements by Owen Pallett (Arcade Fire) recorded by a full orchestra in Prague.
“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,” says Jacklin, on the decision to travel to Canada and work with a new producer for the third time in as many albums.
“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.”
Jacklin recalled being influenced by Céline Dion’s music as a young child. “She’s dramatic as hell and incredibly cheesy. I think listening to her helped me get over myself.”
Check out 'Lydia Wears A Cross' below.
Check out more details about Jacklin’s tour dates here.
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