13th Floor New Song Of The Day: Julia Jacklin – Cold Caller

Today it’s new music from Julia Jacklin! The Australian singer-songwriter has just released a new 7″ and Cold Caller is one of of the two songs featured on that disc.

As you can read below, Cold Caller was recorded in New Zealand just after Julia learned her older sister was pregnant.

Here’s the record company blurb:

It is with great pleasure that Liberation Records reveal ‘Cold Caller’, the second single from Julia Jacklin’s 7” entitled Eastwick/Cold Caller which also drops both as a limited release 7” vinyl and digitally.

Following, ‘Eastwick’, and premiering on Linda Marigliano’s Good Nights on triple j, ‘Cold Caller’ is a beautiful ode to Jacklin’s sister and completes the Eastwick/Cold Caller 7” – two exceptional a-sides that simply had to be released.

Jacklin explains how ‘Cold Caller’ and the 7” came to be:

“I started writing this song when my older sister told me she was pregnant. I know people get pregnant all the time but this was different, this was my sister. The one who explained tampons to me, told me what kissing felt like, convinced mum to let me shave my legs, sung ‘Boys of Summer’ acapella at the school talent quest.

“I went to New Zealand to record this 7inch and on the first day she went into labour, I was checking my phone every 10 mins but managed to write the second part of the song. That night I had all these crazy nightmares, where she kept disappearing into the dark and every time I caught up to her she’d slip out of my hands again. Woke up in an absolute state to the news that she had given birth to a healthy baby boy. I went into the studio and recorded this song. So this is for her, my wonderful sister Emma.”

7″ Eastwick/Cold Caller – Julia Jacklin
Out through Liberation Records
Available for streaming & purchase here