Julia Jacklin Releases New Song “I Was Neon”
- Australian singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin released a new song “I Was Neon” from her upcoming third studio album “Pre Pleasure” on June 14, 2022.
The song is the second single off of the album, following “Lydia Wears A Cross” released last month.
The track was written by Julia Jacklin and produced by Marcus Paquin.
The accompanying music video was directed by Julia Jacklin herself, who filmed in Melbourne.
Julia Jacklin said of the song in a statement, “I first wrote 'I Was Neon' for a band called Rattlesnack, a short-lived much loved 2019 side project that I played drums in. I rewrote it for my album in Montreal, during a time when I was desperately longing for a version of myself that I feared was gone forever. I was thinking of this song when I made the album cover, this song is the album cover really.”
- The new album is set to be released on August 26, 2022. It is her first album in three years since the 2019 album “Crushing”.
Julia Jacklin said of the album, “A lot of the time I feel like I need to do all the work before I can enjoy my life. 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.”
She continued, “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. 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.”
Photo by Nick McKinla
- source : Apple Music