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Julia Jacklin shares melancholic Christmas single "baby jesus is nobody’s baby now"

08 December 2020, 15:02 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Julia Jacklin has returned with new festive track "baby jesus is nobody’s baby now", written during last year's bushfires in Australia that prevented her from seeing her family at Christmas.

The melancholic Christmas track arrives after Jacklin's October releases "to Perth, before the border closes" and "CRY".

Speaking about the track, Jacklin explains, "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. 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."

Jacklin adds, "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."

The Australian singer/songwriter is yet to follow up last year's Crushing album.

Julia Jacklin's "baby jesus is nobody's baby now" track is out now on Transgressive Records.
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