Julia Jacklin side project Phantastic Ferniture share new song “Gap Year”

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Phantastic Ferniture has finally blessed us with the second single from their upcoming debut full-length album due out this July.

The Julia Jacklin side project features Elizabeth Hughes and Ryan K Brennan and their self-titled album drops July 27 via Polyvinyl Records.

“Gap Year” features a funky bass line that Jacklin’s lead vocals flutter atop. There’s a certain Travelin’ Wilburys feel to the track, and as someone who has an advance copy of the album can attest, the rest of the album rocks the same way. The song “Gap Year” serves as a tasty follow-up to their first single “Fuckin’ N Rollin'” that dropped last month. Watch the video below.

“This song is about just doing what you need to do, with no expectation of any kind of return,” Hughes said. It’s about trusting your instincts and not seeking validation …Julia and I are performing our hearts out to absolutely no one at one …The lack of audience doesn’t dull our enthusiasm, and we know our companionship and community will be enough of a reward. It’s poignant because we grew up in the mountains, both desperate for a stage.”

I’m hopeful that we get an American tour out of this project because the album is that fucking good. It’s a groovy record that rocks super hard.

Phantastic Ferniture’s debut album drops July 27 via Polyvinyl. It’s already creeping up my list of best albums of 2018 based solely on how many times I’ve played it all the way through already. Pre-order the record here.

Photo by Nick McKinlay