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Julia Jacklin Announces New Album ‘PRE PLEASURE’, Releases Video for New Song

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:


1. Lydia Wears A Cross
2. Love, Try Not To Let Go
3. Ignore Tenderness
4. I Was Neon
5. Too In Love To Die
6. Less Of A Stranger
7. Moviegoer
8. Magic
9. Be Careful With Yourself
10. End Of A Friendship

Julia Jacklin 2022 UK/EU Tour Dates:

Thu 3 Nov – Ireland, Dublin – Vicar Street
Sat 5 Nov – UK, Glasgow – SWG3 TV Studio
Sun 6 Nov – UK, Manchester – O2 Ritz
Mon 7 Nov- UK, Birmingham – The Mill
Wed 9 Nov – UK, Bristol – SWX
Thu 10 Nov – UK, Brighton – Chalk
Fri 11 Nov – UK, London – Roundhouse
Sun 13 Nov – France, Paris – Café De La Danse
Mon 14 Nov 2022 – Belgium, Antwerp – Trix
Tue 15 Nov – Germany, Cologne – Gebäude 9
Thu 17 Nov – Netherlands, Amsterdam – Paradiso
Fri 18 Nov – Germany, Hamburg – Knust
Sun 20 Nov – Norway, Oslo – Parkteatret
Mon 21 Nov – Sweden, Stockholm – Slaktkyrkan
Tue 22 Nov – Denmark, Copenhagen – DR Studie 2
Thu 24 Nov – Germany, Berlin – Columbia Theater
Fri 25 Nov – Germany, Munich – Strom
Sat 26 Nov – Switzerland, Zurich – Plaza
Sun 27 Nov – Italy, Milan – Magnolia
Tue 29 Nov – Spain, Barcelona – Apolo
Wed 30 Nov – Spain, Madrid – Mon Live
Thu 1 Dec – Portugal, Lisbon – LAV

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