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Julia Jacklin shares video for new single ‘Lydia Wears a Cross,’ announces upcoming album ‘PRE PLEASURE’

Julia Jacklin has shared a video for her new single “Lydia Wears a Cross.” The track comes in celebration of the announcement of her new album, PRE PLEASURE, out August 26th via Polyvinyl.

Today’s release boasts a pulsing percussion line, resounding keys, and dreamy, smooth vocal lines. “Lydia Wears a Cross” slowly builds into a subtle, yet catchy chorus. The accompanying video follows Julia Jacklin on a colourful adventure at a lighthouse, decked out in fishing gear.

“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,” Julia Jacklin explains. “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.”

Watch the video for “Lydia Wears a Cross” below.

Serving as the follow-up to 2019’s Crushing, Julia Jacklin started working on PRE PLEASURE when the touring cycle ended. In fact, she finished it during a “frantic few months of recording in Montreal,” she says. “The songs on this record took either three years to write or three minutes.”

Check out the tracklist for PRE PLEASURE below or pre-order it here.


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”

“A lot of the time I feel like I need to do all the work before I can enjoy my life,” Julia Jacklin adds. “Whether that’s work on songs of 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.”

Julia Jacklin is headed out on tour. Check out the North American dates below.

Julia Jacklin North American Tour Dates:

Stanford, CA @ Frost Amphitheater * – 08/26
Pasadena, CA @ This Ain’t No Picnic Festival – 08/27
Austin, TX @ Mohawk # – 09/09
Dallas, TX @ The Studio at The Factory # – 09/10
Nashville, TN @ The Basement East # – 09/12
Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West # – 09/13
Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club # – 09/15
Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel # – 09/16
Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts # – 09/17
Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club # – 09/18
Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre ^ – 09/20
Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre ^ – 09/21

Grand Rapids, MI @ Calvin University ^ – 09/22
Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall ^ – 09/23
Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line ^ – 09/24
Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater ^ – 09/26
Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge ^ – 09/27
Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom ^ – 09/29
Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile ^ – 09/30
Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall ^ – 10/02
San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore ^ – 10/04
Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern ^ – 10/05
Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre ^ – 10/07
Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom ^ – 10/08

* = Here and There Festival w/ Courtney Barnett, Japanese Breakfast, and Chicano Batman
# = w/ Kara Jackson
^ = w/ Katy Kirby

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