Julia Jacklin announces Pre Pleasure Album

Julia Jacklin has announced her new album Pre Pleasure is set for release on August 26, 2022 via Polyvinyl Record Co.
Juli Jacklin photo by Nick McKK

Julia Jacklin, has announced, her new album Pre Pleasure will drop on August 26, 2022 via Polyvinyl Record Co. “Lydia Wears A Cross” is the first single from the new album and Jacklin has today released the new video as well. On the song Julia says “The song is about a lot of things but mainly being a 7yr old Jesus Christ superstar fanatic attending catholic school trying to figure out which way is up.

The music video was filmed by my constant collaborator and friend Nick Mckk at Splitpoint lighthouse. I played a show close by recently and asked on stage if anyone could let me film inside. Someone in the crowd knew a guy and that was it. The rest was filmed in the streets of Northcote, Melbourne.”

“A lot of the time I feel like I need to do all the work before I can enjoy my life,” says Julia Jacklin of her third album, Pre Pleasure. “Whether that’s work on songs or sex, friendships, or my relationship with my family – I think if I work on them long and hard enough, eventually I’ll get to sit around and really enjoy them. But that’s not how anything works is it. It’s all an ongoing process.”

“I care so much about the people around me, so much it makes me want to sleep forever, it feels so overwhelming” says Jacklin. “I wasn’t raised in an environment where language was used to express love and care, part of my songwriting process is me trying to rectify that, force myself to put words to those feelings”

Recorded in Montreal with co-producer Marcus Paquin (The Weather Station, The National), Pre Pleasure finds Jacklin teamed with her Canada-based touring band, bassist Ben Whiteley and guitarist Will Kidman, both of Canadian folk outfit The Weather Station. It also introduces drummer Laurie Torres, saxophonist Adam Kinner and string arrangements by Owen Pallett (Arcade Fire) recorded by a full orchestra in Prague.

“Making a record to me has always just been about the experience, a new experience in a new place with a new person at the desk, taking the plunge and just seeing what happens” says Jacklin, on the decision to travel to Canada and work with a new producer for the third time in as many albums. “For the first time I stepped away from the guitar, and wrote a lot of the album on the Roland keyboard in my apartment in Montreal with its inbuilt band tracks. I blu-tacked reams of butcher paper to the walls, covered in lyrics and ideas, praying to the music gods that my brain would arrange everything in time.”

Julia Jacklin
Pre Pleasure
Track list
Polyvinyl

01. Lydia Wears A Cross
02. Love, Try Not To Let Go
03. Ignore Tenderness
04. I Was Neon
05. Too In Love To Die
06. Less Of A Stranger
07. Moviegoer
08. Magic
09. Be Careful With Yourself
10. End Of A Friendship

Julia Jacklin 2022 Live Dates

North American Tour Dates:

08/26 – Stanford, CA @ Frost Amphitheater – Here and There Festival
08/27 – Pasadena, CA @ This Ain’t No Picnic Festival
09/09 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk #
09/10 – Dallas, TX @ The Studio at The Factory #
09/12 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement East #
09/13 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West #
09/15 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club #
09/16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel #
09/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts #
09/18 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club #
09/20 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre $
09/21 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre $
09/22 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Calvin University $
09/23 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall $
09/24 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line $
09/26 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater $
09/27 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge $
09/29 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom $
09/30 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile $
10/02 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall $
10/04 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore $
10/05 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern $
10/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre $
10/08 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom $

# w/ Kara Jackson
$ w/ Katy Kirby

UK & European Tour Dates:
11/03 – Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street &
11/05 – Glasgow, Scotland @ SWG3 TV Studio &
11/06 – Manchester, UK @ The Ritz &
11/07 – Birmingham, UK @ The Mill &
11/09 – Bristol, UK @ SWX &
11/10 – Brighton, UK @ Chalk &
11/11 – London, UK @ Roundhouse &
11/13 – Paris, France @ La Maroquinerie &
11/14 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix Club &
11/15 – Cologne, Germany @ Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld &
11/17 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso &
11/18 – Hamburg, Germany @ Knust &
11/20 – Oslo, Norway @ Parkteatret &
11/21 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Slaktkyrkan &
11/22 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Dr Koncerthuset &
11/24 – Berlin, Germany @ Columbia Theatre &
11/25 – Munich, Germany @ Strom &
11/26 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Plaza &
11/27 – Milan, Italy @ Magnolia &
11/29 – Barcelona, Spain @ Apolo &
11/30 – Madrid, Spain @ SalaMon &
12/01 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Lav &

& w/ Erin Rae

Pre-order Pre-Pleasure by Julia Jacklin HERE