Julia Jacklin performed at Kambri after the release of her second album Crushing. The album was celebrated worldwide, with Rolling Stone magazine heralding it as a “profound statement that stands as an early candidate for this year’s strongest singer-songwriter breakthrough.”
Crushing is an album formed from sheer intensity of feeling, an in-the-moment narrative of heartbreak and infatuation. And with her storytelling centred on bodies and crossed boundaries and smothering closeness, Crushing reveals how our physical experience of the world shapes and sometimes distorts our inner lives.
“This album came from spending two years touring and being in a relationship, and feeling like I never had any space of my own,” says the Melbourne-based artist. “For a long time I felt like my head was full of fear and my body was just this functional thing that carried me from point A to B, and writing these songs was like rejoining the two.”