We love Julia Jacklin here at Indie Shuffle. The Aussie songstress never fails to deliver and her latest track is a heartfelt acoustic Christmas number that will have you tearing up.
"baby jesus is nobody's baby now" is an emotionally-charged song written late last year as wildfires engulfed Australia and put many lives at risk. Speaking about the personal attachment to the song, Jacklin explained:
"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. 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 song is another intimate tune from Jacklin, who wears her heart on her sleeve and continues to release music that resonates with listeners. She really is an Australian treasure and one of the best singer-songwriters out there now.