Having toured the world with her band on the unstoppable tide of her universally acclaimed albumCrushing, Julia Jacklin now steps forward in all her power for her first major solo performance as part of City Recital Hall’sSingular Voicesseries.
With her trademark bravery and breathtaking intensity, Jacklin will share new and old songs, closing the distance between herself and the audience with nothing more than the power and authenticity of her soulful voice.
Her masterwork to date,Crushing, embodied all meanings of its title with 10 tracks born from feelings of heartbreak,infatuationand loss. The follow-up to her 2016 debutDon’t Let the Kids Win,Crushingwas the breakthrough record of 2019 -- nominated for six ARIA Awards, shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize, and topping many year-end lists, with abundant critical praise fromPitchfork,NME,The Guardian,MOJOandNPR.
Jacklin has since released several stand-alone songs, to the joy of her legion of fans, most recently thedrolly-titled‘to Perth, before the border closes’. The captivating strength of Jacklin’s lyrics, with their uncompromising specificity and infinitely surprising turns of phrase, continue to bear witness to her artistic ingenuity.
7.30pm: Support Act (to be announced) 8.30pm: Julia Jacklin
Julia Jacklin’s Crushing is exquisite… Her well-chosen words reverberate endlessly
Bold songwriters. Sublime acoustics. Enthralling solo concerts. Singular Voices at City Recital Hall invites contemporary artists of the highest calibre to step forth on one of the most visually and sonically beautiful stages in Australia, dissolving the boundary between listener and song with only the barest embellishment to their exceptional voices.