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Julia Jacklin Shares A Sneak Peek Of Her Upcoming Album, 'Crushing'

We first introduced listeners to Julia Jacklin when World Cafe's original host, David Dye, met up with her in Australia for our Sense of Place visit back in 2016. Now, Julia's returning the favor, joining us in the U.S. to share a sneak peek of her forthcoming record, Crushing, due out Feb. 22. The album is personal, intimate and beautiful.

The Melbourne-based singer spent the last two years touring her first album, Don't Let the Kids Win and this new album is a direct reflection of her experiences from that time period.

We'll hear Julia perform with her band, talk with the artist about personal vulnerability in the 21st century — what it means to trust someone with intimate thoughts and photographs — and why the first five songs on this new album mention the word body.

Let's get started with a performance of the song "Head Alone" on World Cafe.

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Since 2017, John Myers has been the producer of NPR's World Cafe, which is produced by WXPN at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Previously he spent about eight years working on the other side of Philly at WHYY as a producer on the staff of Fresh Air with Terry Gross. John was also a member of the team of public radio veterans recruited to develop original programming for Audible and has worked extensively as a freelance producer. His portfolio includes work for the Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, The Association for Public Art and the radio documentary, Going Black: The Legacy of Philly Soul Radio. He's taught radio production to preschoolers and college students and, in the late 90's, spent a couple of years traveling around the country as a roadie for the rock band Huffamoose.