A prolific artist and singular voice in the world of Australian music, June Jones announces her sophomore album Leafcutter set for release on February 19, 2021. Alongside the announcement comes her new track & video ‘Therapy’, as premiered via Triple R and The FADER respectively. “Combining angular post-punk with immediate, indelible pop songwriting, “Therapy” finds Jones seeking human connection but finding only things: scented candles, dresses, a calculator, a clock.” says The FADER on the video premiere.
On the track ‘Therapy’ June says, “I wrote ‘Therapy’ after wandering the aisles of K-Mart, looking for some kind of object that would fill the void in my soul that day. In fact, I wrote the song using a pen and notepad that I had just bought there. I wanted to describe the experience of retail therapy in a way that is familiar to me. Growing up a child of consumer capitalism, I have a deep attachment to objects, things, stuff. The song is a reflection on the shopping centre as a place that, for better or worse, can help us find something to momentarily ease our pain. Ironically, I suspect that a lot of the wounds that we are all trying to heal are products of capitalism itself. Alienation from work and society, tenuous access to healthcare, depression, anxiety, sensory overload, exhaustion, and a lack of existential meaning are all common experiences under Western capitalism. I wasn’t trying to write a critique of capitalism with this song, but I also don’t think it’s possible for a piece of art to be apolitical. Musically, I wanted it to be big, beautiful, punchy, and slightly overwhelming.”
Like her past albums, Leafcutter is a collection of songs exploring different aspects of her experience as “a deeply emotional trans woman, a lesbian with ADHD,” and her signature vocals – dynamic in their ability to move between syrupy cool and impassioned exclamation – are present as ever at the forefront of this record.
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