Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Julia Jacklin - Be Careful With Yourself (Official Visualiser)







Just ahead of her highly-awaited new album PRE PLEASURE, Australia’s Julia Jacklin shares a latest taste of the forthcoming album with new single, “Be Careful With Yourself.” PRE PLEASURE arrives this Friday, August 26 on Polyvinyl Record Co.


Driving guitars usher you into the hazy, dreamlike soundscape of “Be Careful With Yourself,” while Jacklin’s effortless vocals cut through rhythmic drums and airy harmonies. Equal parts honest and vulnerable, “Be Careful With Yourself” is a cathartic release and a love song for the ages.




Photo Credit: Izzie Austin

“Be Careful With Yourself” follows fan favorites, "Love, Try Not To Let Go,” “I Was Neon,” and “Lydia Wears A Cross,” which received a wave of love on release globally, reviewed by the likes of Pitchfork, The New York Times, Stereogum, NME and NPR Music, with media and fans all welcoming the return of Jacklin and news of her third album release. “I Was Neon” also received serious radio acclaim, with the track being added to full rotation on triple j and international support from BBC Radio 6, BBC Radio 1, SiriusXMU, KEXP and KCRW. 


Since releasing her debut album Don’t Let the Kids Win in 2016, the Melbourne-via-Blue Mountains singer-songwriter has carved out a fearsome reputation as a direct lyricist, willing to excavate the parameters of intimacy and agency in songs both stark and raw, loose, and playful. If her folky debut announced those intentions, and the startling 2019 follow-up Crushing drew in listeners uncomfortably close, PRE PLEASURE is the sound of Jacklin gently loosening her grip.

The new album, Jacklin’s third, is a masterclass in songwriting and cements her status as one of the most important songwriters of our time. PRE PLEASURE was conceived upon returning home from a mammoth Crushing world tour, and finished in a frantic few months of recording in Montreal with co-producer Marcus Paquin (The Weather Station, The National). The 10-track offering sees Jacklin once again putting intensely personal thoughts and feelings to paper whilst expanding on her signature sound; and, at the same time, attempting to inject some joy back into the process.


“Once music becomes your job, you can lose the purity of music fandom. I spent the last two years trying to reconnect with that. I didn’t play much, I just listened. Especially to a lot of big pop music like Celine Dion, Robyn and Luther Vandross – music that wasn’t so heavy, big feelings, big production. You lose sight of what putting on a big, beautiful song can do.”

PRE PLEASURE reflects this source inspiration and showcase Jacklin’s willingness to explore new terrain as both a producer and songwriter, once again presenting her most authentic and genuine self and translating it into deeply personal, timeless songs. 


Jacklin is due to tour the US, UK and Europe from August this year. The tour will span several months and see her perform at her biggest venues to date, including iconic rooms like the 3000-capacity Roundhouse in London, and 1800-capacity Brooklyn Steel in New York.

“‘I Was Neon’ has the feeling of an unrestricted exhale…Jacklin revels in both appreciation and apprehension of the most vibrant version of herself.  NPR

“Julia Jacklin’s music is a gradual accumulation of small, sharp lyrical details, and “Lydia Wears a Cross” is full of them. The arrangement is sparse – drum machine, echoing stabs of piano – to spotlight Jacklin’s storytelling.” THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Lydia Wears A Cross” is a slow-building number. It starts with Jacklin singing over a rickety drum-machine, but by the time it’s over, we get strings and synths and drums coming in from every angle. – STEREOGUM

“Rather than disavowing her much more eager young self with “Lydia Wears a Cross,” Jacklin takes a loving approach, clarifying her primary-school perspective with the wisdom of growing up.” – PITCHFORK

“Lydia Wears A Cross” is a simmering slow-build of a track that crescendos to a swirling vortex of muted tones, a reckoning with childhood memories that’s patient and painstakingly crafted.  PAPER

“Lydia Wears a Cross” could have been a daunting lead single, but Jacklin steps with an impressive lightness across a rolling indie-pop arrangement. – BILLBOARD

“Here [‘I Was Neon’] she puts the pedal to the floor with a few chugging power chords and a hypnotic refrain…The simple, repetitive structure makes this song the perfect festival set closer.” – THE GUARDIAN

"Be Careful With Yourself" is a catchy song with powerful lyric's and chalk filled with gritty guitar chords  - Music Film Fashion Blog

More About Julia Jacklin

Both of Jacklin’s aforementioned albums Don’t Let The Kids Win and Crushing, resonated strongly across the globe on release. Crushing debuted into the Top 10 of the ARIA Album Chart and was included in more than 20 Best of Lists for 2019 Albums including Pitchfork, Uncut, the New York Times, Junkee, i-D, Rolling Stone and The Guardian. It was also nominated for 6 ARIA Awards and won the AIR Award for ‘Best Independent Blues & Roots Album’ in 2020, as well a US Independent Music (Libera) Award for ‘Best Folk & Bluegrass Album’.

Jacklin’s songs have received widespread radio play from triple j, FBi and community radio locally, plus BBC1, BBC 6 and Sirius XMU globally. Support from DSPs is also strong; Jacklin has over 150 million streams to her name to date. 

US 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 $

10/01 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile (SOLO) $

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


out August 26 via Polyvinyl 

Pre-order HERE




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PRE PLEASURE Tracklisting:

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

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