Australian singer Julia Jacklin’s striking voice has a way of making listeners feel exactly as her indie folk songs sound: pensive and nostalgic. “Hay Plain,” the newly released single from Jacklin’s forthcoming debut album Don’t Let the Kids Win, to be released on October 7, is no exception. The track starts off unassuming and slow, with Jacklin’s pure voice painting a picture over a subtle guitar melody. As the song travels, the tempo increases, with the guitars creating a lush foundation for Jacklin’s honest lyrics, before meandering to a soft ending. Before the song is over you’ll be reaching for the repeat button.
Listen below to hear why this singer-songwriter is on the rise, and to get a taste of her infectious voice and observant lyrics.