Lead Light - Julia Jacklin

from the album Don't Let The Kids Win (2016)

I spent much of this past weekend at the Candler Park Fall Fest in ATL.  The music line-up for Saturday had a pretty novel theme: Tribute Bands.  This included great acts playing the hits of Devo, The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, The Clash, Nirvana, David Bowie, and many more.  It was totally enjoyable.

Of course, this led to a discussion of which other tribute bands we might like to see.  This led to a discussion on the need for more diversity.  How great would it have been to have Prince or Bob Marley tributes, or girl bands, like The Go Gos.

One of my suggestions was The Pretenders.  Chrissie Hynde and company have so many great tunes. How fun would it be to see their tribute band?

This sent my mind on a tangent, searching for a modern artist whose sound might remind me a little of Chrissie Hynde.  This journey took me to the Blue Mountains of New South Wales and the delightful sounds of Julia Jacklin.

This Friday, here debut album - Don't Let The Kids Win - will be released and I am smitten with the pre-release tracks, particularly Lead Light.

This song is a slow rock waltz that comes straight out of the garage.  I lose myself in the tender vocals, swaying melody, and subtly climactic ending.

Who needs a Pretenders tribute band when I can listen to Julia Jacklin?

Click Here to watch the official video to Lead Light.