Video of the Moment #2302: Julia Jacklin

By on Tuesday, 21st February 2017 at 6:00 pm

Australian singer/songwriter Julia Jacklin has unveiled a new video for ‘Coming of Age’, the latest single from her 2016 album ‘Don’t Let the Kids Win’. We first encountered Jacklin at SXSW 2016, where she captured my heart singing a song about her kid brother. So, it seems singularly fitting to me that the aforementioned sibling has joined Jacklin for the ‘Coming of Age’ video, playing the on-screen role of videographer to Jacklin’s quasi-professional, blue-blazered reporter.

Jacklin-as-reporter and her brother take an “objective” look back at their hometown of Springwood as they trail back through their old haunts in search of “news.” Jacklin even manages to catch her old boss from Springwood Gardens Chinese Restaurant on film. “I didn’t think he’d remember me,” she confesses. “It’s been a decade since I spent my weekends cleaning plates and putting prawn crackers in the deep fryer.”

The actual footage for the new video was recorded by Jacklin’s high school friend Nick McKinley, who presumably spent a fair amount of time in the pictured Springwood scenes himself once upon a time. His nostalgic yet playful visual interpretation of the song makes it easy to believe Jacklin’s genuine incredulity in the chorus: “I didn’t see it coming, my coming of age”.

Julia Jacklin’s debut album ‘Don’t Let the Kids Win’ is out now on Transgressive Records. You can read TGTF’s complete past coverage of Jacklin right through here.


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