Julia Jacklin’s name first cropped up on Breaking More Waves after I caught her live at Brighton’s Great Escape festival and named her as one of my 5 favourite acts I saw over the 3 days (the other 4 were French pop maverick Jain, Brighton’s own and Breaking More Waves regulars Black Honey, the creepy dark fairytale warped pop duo Let’s Eat Grandma and the soul rock specialist Seramic).
Now Julia returns with a second track, the follow up to the song I featured previously - Pool Party. Leadlight is equally as good. What I particularly like about Jacklin’s songs is that she never seems to be trying too hard. It’s the sort of music where although nothing particularly dynamic happens it’s entrancing all the same.
For Leadlight Julia has a new video, which was shot in her old high school in new South Wales, Australia. Julia has explained that when she was at school she didn’t really think about the hall. It was just a place for long assemblies and exams. But when she returned she realised that it was actually a beautiful space – she loved the wood detailing and the dramatic red curtains.
Julia will be releasing her debut album Don't Let The Kids Win on October 7th.
Julia Jacklin - Leadlight (Video)