Album of the Week: Julia Jacklin rises to the top on 'Pre Pleasure'.

Julia Jacklin is in California and is struggling to make her body sleep.

Jacklin’s third studio album, PRE PLEASURE, speaks of what it is to be human, and it may be her rawest work yet.

The release of her first album, Don’t Let the Kids Win, in 2016 established Jacklin as an excellent songwriter.

Hailing from the Blue Mountains outside of Sydney, Jacklin has mastered the art of the melancholy.

Jacklin co-produced the album with Marcus Paquin relocating to Montreal.

Pre-Pleasure, Jacklin’s third album, is an aptly titled record for her state at the moment.

Part of Jacklin’s songwriting process is to “force to put words to those feelings,”

It is clear from Jacklin’s songs that the idea of mortality hangs over her.

It doesn’t take very long to get totally engrossed in the music of Julia Jacklin.

“End of a Friendship” is a swooning, Hollywood story about losing a friend for no obvious reason.