JACKIE LYNN shares second single from Haley Fohr (Circuit Des Yeux)’s alter ego- LP ‘Jacqueline’ out April 10 on Drag City

February 21, 2020
Photo credit: Evan Jenkins


– Shares second single & video “Shugar Water”
– New album ‘Jacqueline’ out April 10 on Drag City
– Alter ego of Haley Fohr (Circuit Des Yeux) with members of Bitchin Bajas
– New album tells the story of a femme truck driver day-by-day
– UK and European live dates in May

The second instalment in the tale of ‘Jacqueline’; the new album from Jackie Lynn, which is due out on April 10th via Drag City has been revealed today. Each track on Jacqueline’ depicts a day in the life of a woman on a long haul truck driving journey, both alone and together with her own thoughts.

Jackie Lynn is the fictional alter ego of singer/songwriter Haley Fohr, also known for her indie folk project Circuit des Yeux, with Cooper CrainRob Frye and Dan Quinlivan of Bitchin Bajas. Following previous single and album opener, “Casino Queen, we now see what happens on day #2 with new track and video Shugar Water

“‘Shugar Water’ was designed to bring us all together. It is a calling for us all to drink from the same cup and allow ourselves to let go” explains Fohr. “Let us seek refuge in each other’s arms.  Let us get lost on the byway of comfort and celebration.  We need each other every day (even if our mind does not remind us of this every day).  Do not get lost in your own soul!  What if we are, after all, just different versions of the same person?”

Video creator Jacob Forman states: “I can only imagine what the tiniest bit of celebrity feels like, so when given the character of Jacqueline, it kind of allowed me to project onto her my own anxieties about what growing stardom (or just progression in life) could do to me, or anyone really. The present is purgatory and the past is grainy, ugly, and violent. Shugar Water grounds and binds us. Thinking about all these things coupled with what I would do stylistically with the video, I felt particularly inspired by Lynch’s INLAND EMPIRE, Cronenberg’s VIDEODROME, and the films of Abel Ferrara.”

Jackie Lynn has been around for only a few years now, and most of them we haven’t even seen her. Didn’t take too long to get a name around town, then she disappeared. She first broke the waves with a self-titled record in 2016. The image was alluring. There were masks and a wild backstory. Something you could project up on a screen. The music was a gritty, quicksilver sound; nocturnal, high. There was press. Rumors of a cult following in Europe. She made appearances around town for about a year, then – nothing. Unless you spun the record, then it all came alive again. We do it all the time.
So we live with music and memories, and suddenly it’s 2020. And Jackie’s back. Forced off the grid, Jackie’s self-proclaimed hero-of-none’s story was one of revenge and reconciliation – but with the help of the benevolent spirit of strangers, Jackie Lynn has earned herself a second go-around. With a map as her guide, and all the weight of the world as her cargo, Jacqueline, lady of the road, is born. Each track on ‘Jacqueline’ depicts a day in the life of a woman on a long haul, both alone and together with her own thoughts.
In theory, Jackie Lynn’s ‘Jacqueline’ is the personification of internal strength, humbling endurance, and twilight introspection through the lens of a femme long-haul truck driver. In practice, Jackie Lynn’s ‘Jacqueline’ is a testament to the traditional American Band.
 These 9 tracks that tell the story of ‘Jacqueline’ were written and recorded as a group, first to tape at home, then mixed at Electrical Audio by Cooper Crain.

Jackie Lynn live dates:
23 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
27 Brooklyn, NY Market Hotel
28 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s
16 Liverpool, UK – PZYK 2020 (Liverpool Psych Fest)
17 Bristol, UK – Rough Trade
18 London, UK – Moth Club

19 Gent, BE – Vooruit
20 Paris, FR – La Boule Noire
21 Rotterdam, NL – Worm
22 Antwerpen, BE – Het Bos
23 Köln, DE – Acephale
25 Berlin, DE – Kantine am Berghain
26 Jena, DE – Trafo
27 Esslingen, DE – Komma
28 Bern, CH – Dampfzentrale
29 München, DE – Kammerspiele
30 Offenbach, DE – Hafen 2 
22 Detroit, MI – Marble Bar
24 Durham, NC – The Pinhook
25 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
26 Asheville, NC – The Mothlight
27 Knoxville, TN – The Pilot Light
28 Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
‘Jacqueline’ track list:
1. Casino Queen
2. Shugar Water
3. Dream St.
4. Short Black Dress
5. Lenexa
6. Odessa
7. Traveler’s Code of Conduct
8. Diamond Glue
9. Control

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