The Artist Explains: Julia Jacklin - 'Leadlight' (Video)
Australian singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin talks us through the nostalgia behind her Wes Anderson reminiscent music video, 'Leadlight'.
'Leadlight' is taken from Julia Jacklin's debut album, 'Don't Let The Kids Win' out now and sees Jacklin's soothing voice weave in and out of a waltzy backbeat.
Julia Jacklin Explains:
Where was the video filmed?
My School in the Blue Mountains, Winmalee High.
How does the video compliment the song?
I think it’s a pretty dreamy nostalgic song. The setting and the wide frames compliment the track I think.
Any behind the scenes stories?
It was actually a very last minute video. So a lot of it was done on the fly. The two dancers go to my old Highschool. I contacted them on instagram and just told them where to be and what time without much else. They just showed up and we worked it out on the spot.
Tell us about the ideas/ themes/ imagery used?
To be honest I just had a basic idea of what I wanted and the place I wanted to do it. We rocked up and had fun for a couple of hours while Sam and I tried to use every space in the school hall before we got too tired. The song is about the different way you come to view love as you get older. It was nice to be back in my old Highschool. The way you think of love and relationships when you’re 15 is very different to when you’re 25!
Interview feature by Karla Harris