Australian singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin recently released her acclaimed debut album Don’t Let the Kids Win, a country and Americana-tinged record filled with emotionally charged lyrics. The title track – which closes the album – is a simple yet heartfelt tune about growing up that sums up the mood of the record perfectly. Talking about the track, Jacklin says: “I think it sums up the theme of the record nicely and where I was in my life at the time. Doubting everything but a bit too tired to let it get to me too much. Just kind of going well… yeah I’m freaking out about getting older and running out of time but so is everyone! So just sing about it, move on and keep working.”
The track’s video is as contemplative as the song itself, set in an almost entirely deserted hotel and shot like a world-weary indie movie. Jacklin said of the video: “I filmed this in a hotel in the Blue Mountains with my high-school friend Nick McKinlay, who shot all of my early press photos. We hung out there all day with my little siblings and my grandparents and my mum. It was a pretty nice way to spend one of my days off from tour, we just ate snacks and made them look into the camera occasionally.” Watch below.
Photo credit: Shervin Iainez