Julia Jacklin shares “Don’t Let The Kids Win”

Julia Jacklin shares her new video for "Don't Let The Kids Win"

Julia Jacklin, has shared her new video and title-track for “Don’t Let The Kids Win,” her debut is out now via Polyvinyl. Co-Directed by Jacklin and her high-school friend, Nick McKinlay, the video was shot in their hometown and features her step-siblings, mom, grandparents and partner. “It was a pretty nice way to spend one of my days off from tour,” says Jacklin. “We just ate snacks and made them look into the camera occasionally.”

Having family around is appropriate for this song about aging. As Associated Press describes, “’Don’t Let The Kids Win’ is a perfect closer, summing up the album while providing the cliff notes to what came before. Its refrain — ‘We’re gonna keep on getting older/ It’s gonna keep on feeling strange’ — is like Bob Dylan’s ‘Forever Young’ in reverse, sung by someone who’s already realized that strange is the new normal.”

“‘Don’t Let The Kids Win’ was the last song I wrote for the album and it ended up being the title track. I think it sums up the theme of the record nicely and where I was in my life at the time. Doubting everything but a bit too tired to let it get to me too much. Just kind of going well… yeah I’m freaking out about getting older and running out of time but so is everyone! So just sing about it, move on and keep working.” –Julia Jacklin

Jacklin will be touring North America in early 2017, stay tuned for details. Catch her now as she tours the UK and Europe with Whitney (full list of dates below).

Julia Jacklin Tour Dates:

Nov. 5 – Glasgow, Scotland @ The Art School #
Nov. 6 – Newcastle, England @ The Cluny #
Nov. 8 – Manchester, England @ Manchester Gorilla #
Nov. 9 – Bristol, England @ Thekla #
Nov. 10 – London, England @ Koko #
Nov. 11 – Dublin, Ireland @ Grand Social
Nov. 13 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord #
Nov. 17 – The Foundry, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Nov. 18-19 – Mullumbimby Music Festival, NSW, Australia
Nov. 23 – Jive, Adelaide, SA, Australia
Nov. 24 – Howler, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Nov. 25 – Paradise Music Festival, VIC, Australia
Nov. 26-27 – Queenscliff Music Festival, VIC, Australia
Dec. 1 – Transit Bar, Canberra, ACT, Australia
Dec. 2 – Small Ballroom, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Dec. 3 – Fairgrounds Festival, NSW, Australia
Dec. 8 – Golden Dawn, Auckland, New Zealand
Dec. 9 – Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Dec. 10 – Four Five Nine, Perth, WA. Australia
Dec. 16 – The Carrington, Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia
Feb. 9 – [PIAS] Nites – [CHEZ PIAS], Brussels, Belgium
Feb. 10 – Cologne, Germany @ Yuca
Feb. 11 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Bitterzoet
Feb. 13 – Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow Sky Bar
Feb. 16 – Berlin, Germany @ Gruener Salon
Feb. 17 – Munich, Germany @ Milla
Feb. 18 – Zürich, Switzerland @ Papiersaal
Feb. 22 – Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store
Feb. 23 – Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
Feb. 24 – Nottingham, UK @ Bodega
Feb. 27 – Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts
Feb. 28 – Leeds, UK @ Headrow House
Mar. 1 – Bristol, UK @ Louisiana
Mar. 2 – London, UK @ Scala
Mar. 3-4 – Oslo, Norway @ By:Larm

# w/ Whitney