Monday, 25 July 2016

Track Of The Day: Julia Jacklin - 'Pool Party'

A stunning slice of alt-country from Australian singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin. Even on first listen, it's one of those songs that your brain could mistake for an old classic that you've heard a thousand times, such is its instant beauty. "When I was growing up I was so ambitious; I’m going to be this amazing social worker, save the world, a great musician, fit, an amazing writer,” says the 25 year old from the Blue Mountains region. "Then you get to mid-20s and you realize you have to focus on one thing. Even if it doesn’t pay-off, or you feel embarrassed at family occasions because you’re the poor musician still; that’s the decision I made."

Jacklin is due to release her debut album 'Don't Let The Kids Win' later on this year and will be playing a few shows in the UK in November.