Australian singer Julia Jacklin has a new album out entitled Crushing. The overall theme is telling stories, getting to know oneself, as well as life and love.
The music is alternative mixed with Indie Pop. It is flowy and rhythmic with a structured composition. It even reminds of the music of the 1970s and early 80s. The sound of the guitar is soothing in this album. The slow and not too fast beat of the songs allows the listeners to focus on the lyrics.
Julia Jacklin’s voice is soft, mellow and sweet. She sounds laid-back and relaxed. Her style of singing reminds of the Mamas and Papas group – a 70s feel to her voice. She also has a sound that has me thinking of that of the late Cranberries lead singer- Dolores O’Riordan- specifically the song Pressure to Party.
The lyrics of the songs have the use of imagery, to allow the listeners to visualize her stories, like having access to Julia Jacklin’s world. The description of what she says is fantastic. The subject matter of life and love is relatable and timeless.