- 22 Feb 19
On her breakthrough sophomore record, Julia Jacklin is completely vulnerable. This collection of heart-wrenching tunes finds the singer-songwriter exploring complex emotions and social anxieties. Over sparse instrumentation, she cuts straight to the point and lets her stunning voice take centre stage.
The magnetic core of the record is the anthemic 'Don't Know How to Keep Loving You.' Here, Jacklin regretfully confesses, "And every gift you buy me, I know what's inside/ What do I do now? There’s nothing left to find." It's, well, an absolutely crushing line. It doesn't stop there. Across the whole album Jacklin pens disarming lyrics like this that dig at our deepest fears and desires.
Though she may leave us second-guessing our love lives, we aren't second-guessing our verdict on this album: Crushing is a bonafide success.