Julia Jacklin and RVG Join Forces to Cover Björk’s “Army of Me”

It’s the first new music weve heard from Jacklin this year.

Julia Jacklin‘s last major release was her excellent 2019 full-length Crushing. Since then, she’s been dropping singles throughout the pandemic and her latest is a collaboration with fellow Australian musicians RVG—who released their album Feral last year. The result is a formidable cover of Björk’s “Army of Me.”

In a statement about the collab, Jacklin said: “I just love Bjork and I love RVG. I was running on a treadmill which I don’t do very often and I was listening to ‘Army of Me’ over and over again to make me feel stronger than I am. Then I thought why not try and cover this song with another artist that makes me feel stronger than I am and I did! Was a good musical punch in the face to wake me up from a year of living a very small quiet life. RVG are one of my favourite bands in the whole world and it was just a real blessing to spend some time with them making music.”

Romy Vager from RVG added, “We adore Julia’s music and were thrilled when she asked us to do a precious Björk song with her. I think we all wanted to challenge ourselves a bit and do things we haven’t done before in a studio, while at the same time just having fun and letting ourselves be as intuitive as possible.”

Hear the cover below.

 

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