A few weeks back, indie folk-rock artist Julia Jacklin delivered a beautifully wistful take on the Strokes’ “Someday” for Triple J’s “Like a Version.”
Today, the Paste 2016 Best of What’s Next pick has dropped the video for her lightly rollicking “Coming of Age.” The visual, which shows Jacklin wandering around her hometown of Springwood, New South Wales, is an ideal fit for a song about learning a new stage in life. She comes equipped with a cameraperson and sports a microphone the whole time through, a goofy touch on a sincere effort.
Jacklin said of the video in a statement:
I spent a lot of my teenage years wandering the streets of my hometown Springwood, so it seemed fitting to make the music video for “Coming of Age” with my high school friend behind the camera and my younger brother and I in front. My first job was at the Springwood gardens Chinese restaurant and I managed to get my old boss in a shot. I didn’t think he’d remember me, it’s been a decade since I spent my weekends cleaning plates and putting prawn crackers in the deep fryer.” About the track, Julia said: “It’s louder than my other songs … More guitars, more noise. It’s about the need for a new muse when one has given you all it can. It’s also like a mirror pep talk. Looking at yourself in the mirror and saying, “Come on, girl!,” stop fretting over the passing of time and just get to work.
Jacklin’s debut album Don’t Let the Kids Win is out now on Polyvinyl. Watch the “Coming of Age” video above, and watch her videos for “Don’t Let the Kids Win” and “Leadlight” here and here, respectively.