Despite spending a significant part of last year working on indie-pop side project Phantastic Ferniture, Australian artist Julia Jacklin returns this month with another captivating musical offering. Following up her acclaimed 2016 debut Don’t Let the Kids Win, Jacklin’s latest release Crushing is an emotive time-capsule that solidifies the singer’s identity and radiates an impeccable sense of self- assurance.
Lead single ‘Body’ marks an intimate opening while the unapologetic ‘Head Alone’ sees the musician taking control and setting boundaries, before ‘Don’t Know How To Keep Loving You’ floats by in the form of a soulful post-rock masterpiece. Expressing the inner workings of Jacklin’s mind as she challenges expectations, Crushing expertly showcases a plethora of human emotion through a blend of intricate melodies, romantic narratives and raw vocal talent.
Photo by Nick Mckk.