JULIA JACKLIN x RVG
TEAM UP TO RELEASE
A COVER OF BJORK’S
‘ARMY OF ME’
Julia Jacklin and RVG team up for a fierce take on Bjork’s ‘Army of Me’ as part of Rising Singles Club’s monthly full-moon releases.
The reimagining sees Jacklin and RVG add their own unique flair to ‘Army of Me’, whilst still retaining all of the intensity and frenetic energy of Bjork’s stunning original. Jacklin’s distinctive vocals echo over dissonant guitar tremors and bring forth the dark allure of the track.
The collaboration was a vision realised for both Jacklin and RVG:
“I just love Bjork and I love RVG. I was running on a treadmill which I don’t do very often and I was listening to Army of Me over and over again to make me feel stronger than I am. Then I thought why not try and cover this song with another artist that makes me feel stronger than I am and I did! It was a good musical punch in the face to wake me up from a year of living a very small quiet life. RVG are one of my favourite bands in the whole world and it was a real blessing to spend some time with them making music.” – Julia Jacklin
“We adore Julia’s music and were thrilled when she asked us to do a precious Bjork song with her. I think we all wanted to challenge ourselves a bit and do things we haven’t done before in a studio, while at the same time just having fun and letting ourselves be as intuitive as possible.” – RVG
Julia Jacklin’s last full-length album Crushing debuted into the Top 10 of the ARIA Albums Chart and captured hearts around the world, landing in more than 20 ‘Best Of’ lists for 2019, including Pitchfork, Junkee and I-D. It was nominated for six ARIA Awards and three AIR Awards and scooped the gong for ‘Best Independent Blues & Roots Album’, along with the Libera Award (US Independent Music Awards) for ‘Best Folk & Bluegrass Album’. Last year, the Blue Mountains raised, now Melbourne based singer-songwriter released a two-tracker through Sub-Pop’s coveted Singles Club and capped the year off with a Christmas single ‘baby jesus is nobody’s baby now’.
Jacklin has also returned to the road for the first time since COVID hit, having finally finished her global Crushing Tour with re-scheduled Adelaide shows last weekend. In light of new restrictions for Victoria however, her shows for Rising Festival this weekend have been cancelled. Refunds will be issued to all patrons who held tickets. Jacklin’s upcoming performance for the Sydney Recital Hall’s Singular Voices series, which was due to take place next weekend, has also been postponed. Further details to follow.
RVG released their sophomore album Feral in April last year. Since forming, the much-loved four-piece have taken huge strides at home and internationally. They have toured locally with Kurt Vile, Pixies and POND, and played an iconic set at the Meredith Music Festival; they’ve also toured Europe, the UK and the US with likeminded acts and showcased at SXSW, The Great Escape and Reeperbahn. RVG have an arena tour with Faith No More coming up in 2022.
JULIA JACKLIN – UPCOMING TOUR DATES
See juliajacklin.com for tickets
Sunday May 30 Rising Festival performance at The Comedy Theatre, Melbourne
Friday June 4 | City Recital Hall, Sydney – POSTPONED