Julia Jacklin is showing no signs of slowing down, which is good news for all of us. If you’ve read this blog long, you know I’m a huge fan of hers. The Aussie singer-songwriter announced a new tour, including a May 23 show at the Teragram Ballroom.
Jacklin will also drop her sophomore record early next year titled Crushing, out Feb. 22 via Polyvinyl. With the announcement comes the second new single from her solo endeavor, titled “Head Alone”. The song is about feeling like you’re not getting enough personal space. Considering the never-ending touring the past few years for the singer, it makes sense. Listen to the song below:
“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,” recalls Jacklin. “This song is me raising my arms and running into an open field. A bit of a plea to those around me to give me space and a song to remind myself that’s it’s okay to enforce boundaries, the good people in your life will listen, adapt and still love you.”
The Aussie has evolved into one of my favorite indie rock musicians since exploding on the scene with her startling debut record Don’t Let The Kids Win in 2016. Earlier this year, she dropped a killer rock side project called Phantastic Ferniture, one of the year’s most underrated gems.
She’s become a prolific songwriter. When we spoke in an interview last April, Jacklin was still wrapping her head around the idea of writing songs for a sophomore record. Based on “Head Alone” and “Body”, there was nothing for her to worry about.
Julia Jacklin plays a headline gig at the Teragram Ballroom on Thursday, May 23. Tickets to the show are priced at $16.00 and go on sale Friday, November 9 at 10 AM Pacific Time. It’s an all-ages show and doors open at 8 PM and the show is at 9 PM. Her tour kicks off April 24 in New York and concludes June 6 in New Orleans.
Julia Jacklin 2019 North American Tour Dates:
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