Julia Jacklin announces sophomore album, Crushing, with
Julia Jacklin announces sophomore album, Crushing, with "Head Alone," plus a 2019 world tour!
Posted 11/08/2018

The second full-length album from Australian singer/songwriter Julia Jacklin, Crushing embodies every possible meaning of its title word. 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.”

Today she has released a new song titled "Head Alone", Jacklin tells us "I wrote most of 'Head Alone' on tour, singing it to myself, looking out the window on endless car journeys. It's not a song that comes from a singular experience. It came from two years of feeling like the space around me shrinking to the point where I couldn't even raise my arms. This song is me raising my arms and running into an open field."

The follow-up to her 2016 debut Don’t Let the Kids Win, 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.

Last month NPR premiered the first song on the album, "Body," stating "The Australian singer-songwriter has a knack for packing an emotional punch with her deceptively fragile sound.

Julia and her band will set out on an extensive world tour beginning in February of next year. North American dates will be supported by Black Belt Eagle Scout. Crushing lands the same month on 2/22. Place that clutch pre-order right meow.

  • 11/27 - London, UK @ Omeara [SOLD OUT]
  • 11/28 - Manchester, UK @ YES [SOLD OUT]
  • 11/29 - Glasgow, UK @ Glad Cafe [SOLD OUT]
  • 12/29 - Woodford, Australia @ Woodford Folk Festival
  • 02/21 - Perth, Australia @ Perth Festival
  • 02/27 - Christchurch, New Zealand @ Blue Smoke
  • 02/28 - Dunedin, New Zealand @ Refuel
  • 03/01 - Auckland, New Zealand @ Hollywood Cinema
  • 03/02 - Wellington, New Zealand @ San Fran
  • 03/05 - Wollongong, Australia @ UOW Unibar
  • 03/06 - Canberra, Australia @ ANU
  • 03/09 - Brisbane, Australia @ Triffid
  • 03/08 - 03/11 - Adelaide, Australia @ WOMADelaide
  • 03/14 - Melbourne, Australia @ Forum Theatre
  • 03/15 - Sydney, Australia @ Metro Theatre
  • 03/16 - Newcastle, Australia @ Cambridge Hotel
  • 03/26 - Brighton, UK @ Haunt
  • 03/27 - Bristol, UK @ Fleece
  • 03/28 - Birmingham, UK @ Castle & Falcon
  • 03/29 - Manchester, UK @ Yes
  • 03/30 - Dublin, Ireland @ Whelans
  • 04/02 - Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
  • 04/03 - Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall
  • 04/04 - London, UK @ Electric Brixton
  • 04/05 - Paris, France @ Les Etoiles
  • 04/08 - Brussels, Belgium @ AB Club
  • 04/09 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso-Noord
  • 04/10 - Cologne, Germany @ Blue Shell
  • 04/11 - Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow Sky Bar
  • 04/12 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega
  • 04/15 - Berlin, Germany @ Privatclub
  • 04/16 - Munich, Germany @ Milla
  • 04/17 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Bogen F
  • 04/24 - New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom #
  • 04/25 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's #
  • 04/26 - Allston, MA @ Great Scott #
  • 04/27 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB #
  • 04/28 - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern #
  • 04/30 - Washington, DC @ DC9 #
  • 05/01 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter #
  • 05/02 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle Back Room #
  • 05/06 - Nashville, TN @ Third Man Records #
  • 05/08 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern #
  • 05/09 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry #
  • 05/10 - Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge #
  • 05/11 - Kansas City, MO @ recordBar #
  • 05/13 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge #
  • 05/14 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge #
  • 05/17 - Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret #
  • 05/18 - Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern #
  • 05/19 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
  • 05/21 - San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall
  • 05/23 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
  • 06/03 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
  • 06/04 - Austin, TX @ Barracuda (Indoors) #
  • 06/05 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Upstairs) #
  • 06/06 - New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa #

# w/ Black Belt Eagle Scout