From the opening note out of her mouth, I fall a bit in love with Julia Jacklin. I just sort of happened upon this video looking through YouTube and it stopped me in my tracks. The smooth veil of her voice is pulled across me and I don’t ever want her to stop. Her interpretation just lingers in the air, the words moving as if slow motion.
“I love you my darling, I do. But I can’t let possession make a fool of you.”
Leadlight is the second single from Julia’s debut album Don’t Let The Kids Win, out October 7th, 2016 via Polyvinyl Records. This album sums up her ambitions and anxieties of being in her twenties and learning she can’t do everything she wanted with her life, becoming a musician and struggling but having no regrets with her choices. Memories of family and growing up with her sister and fast-forwarding to now and how fast everything just seems to happen.
“All my friends at this age are freaking out. Everyone’s constantly talking about being old. “Don’t Let The Kids Win” is saying yeah we’re getting older but it’s not so special. It’s not unique. Everyone has dealt with this and it’s going to keep feeling weird. So I’m freaking out about it too but that song is trying to convince myself: let’s live now and just be old when we’re old.”
Julia Jacklin – Director
Sam Brumby – D.D.P
Hannah Kadi – Dancer 1
Morgan May – Dancer 2
Eddie Boyd – Boyfriend
Leadlight recorded at The Sitting Room Studio in Lyttelton.
Recorded and Produced by Ben Edwards
Mastered by Ben Delaney