Jackie Lynn Shares New Single “Shugar Water“

Jackie Lynn is the fictional alter ego of singer/songwriter Haley Fohr who is also known for her indie folk project Circuit des Yeux.  The self-titled debut LP was released in 2016 to wide-spread acclaim and it told the story of Jackie’s (of course fictional) life to date. With Jacqueline, Jackie Lynn returns and her continuing story is brought to us by Fohr, Cooper Crain, Rob Frye and Dan Quinlivan of Bitchin Bajas.

Today, Jackie Lynn shares a new single for “Shugar Water,” a joyous, forward-moving call to arms taken from the band’s recently announced, soon-to-be-released sophomore album Jacqueline, out April 10 via Drag City. The band have also announced additional tour dates, including stops in Detroit, Atlanta, Louisville and more. Full list of dates below.

The Lynchian video (which features two different people occupying the ‘Jacqueline’ character) was directed by Jacob Forman, and stars Ike Harrell and Norah Wulkopf.  Speaking on the inspirations of the video, director 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.”

Haley Fohr’s statement on the meaning of the song: “‘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.  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?”

Tour Dates:

04/23/20 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle

04/27/20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel

04/28/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s

05/17/20 – Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade

05/18/20 – London, UK @ Moth Club

05/19/20 – Gent, BE @  Vooruit

05/20/20 – Paris, FR @ La Boule Noire

05/21/20 – Rotterdam, NL @ Worm

05/22/20 – Antwerp, BE @ Het Bos

05/23/20 – Cologne, DE @ Acephale

05/25/20 – Berlin, DE @ Kantine am Berghain

05/26/20 – Jena, DE @ Trafo

05/27/20 – Esslingen, DE @ Komma

05/28/20 – Bern, CH @ Dampfzentrale

05/29/20 – Munich, DE @ Kammerspiele

05/30/20 – Offenbach, DE @ Hafen 2

06/22/20 – Detroit, MI @ Marble Bar

06/24/20 – Durham, NC @ The Pinhook

06/25/20 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

06/26/20 – Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight

06/27/20 – Knoxville, TN @ The Pilot Light

06/28/20 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar