Julia Jacklin has shared a new single titled ‘baby jesus is nobody’s baby now’.
The sparse, reflective cut sees Jacklin crooning above an acoustic guitar, and was penned by the singer-songwriter during the Australian bushfires last summer.
It arrives alongside a video directed by Jacklin herself along with frequent collaborator Nick Mckk. Watch that below:
“2019 was a pretty rough one for my family. I was touring the whole year carrying a lot of guilt for not being able to be at home. Singing super sad songs every night was a blessing and a curse depending on the day,” Jacklin explained in a statement.
“I was imagining Christmas as being this time where we all came together again and took a collective breath but then the bushfires hit and my family live in the country so it was a direct threat. I was living in Melbourne, still pretty new to it, and wasn’t able to go home, the roads were blocked and my family were being evacuated periodically for a month.
At one point Melbourne was blanketed in smoke from the fires, the sun was this menacing red, it felt apocalyptic and pretty hopeless. I wrote this in my room looking forward to 2020, hoping it would be a reset of some kind lol.”
‘baby jesus is nobody’s baby now’ is Jacklin’s third single for the year. In October, the songwriter shared two songs as part of Sub Pop’s Singles Club: ‘to Perth, before the border closes’ and ‘CRY’.
They marked the songwriter’s first new music since her 2019 album ‘Crushing’.