Julia Jacklin Pre Pleasure

Label
Transgressive
Released
26th August 2022

Format Info

LP - white vinyl
Indies Only Red Vinyl LP
CD

Co-produced with Marcus Paquin (The Weather Station, The National), PRE PLEASURE sees Jacklin as her most authentic self, delivering the most intimate, raw and devastating ten songs of her career to date. An uncompromising and masterful lyricist, always willing to mine the depths of her own life experience, and singular in translating it into deeply personal, timeless songs.

The binary of casual crisis is a powerful force in Julia Jacklin’s music. Since releasing her debut album Don’t Let the Kids Win in 2016, the Melbourne-via-Blue Mountains singer/songwriter has carved out a fearsome reputation as a direct lyricist, willing to excavate the parameters of intimacy and agency in songs both stark and raw, loose, and playful. If her folky 2016 debut Don’t Let the Kids Win announced those intentions, and the startling 2018 follow-up Crushing drew in listeners uncomfortably close, PRE PLEASURE is the sound of Jacklin gently loosening her grip.

 Conceived upon returning home at the end of a mammoth Crushing world tour, and finished in a frantic few months of recording in Montreal (“The songs on this record took either three years to write or three minutes”), PRE PLEASURE sees Jacklin expanding beyond her signature sound, while conjuring the ripples and faultlines caused by unreliable communication.

Tracklisting

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. Moviegoers

8. Magic

9. Be Careful With Yourself

10. End Of A Friendship

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