album cover artwork with vinyl LP popping outMelbourne songwriter June Jones unveils her second solo record Leafcutter, a natural progression from her arresting debut.

Though sombre in lyricism, the album is uplifting in its sonic veneers, with Jones expanding her instrumentation to create darker, more textured sounds. Jones has an uncanny ability to be extremely relatable, presumably referring to her ADHD when she sings “I wanna love you but I’m only semi-present” on track Remember. She isn’t afraid to lay herself bare or speak to her less desirable aspects, with songs such as Therapy and Echo honest meditations on mental health.

Leafcutter is a reminder that there is strength in vulnerability, and something truly powerful about a well-written song.

Leafcutter by June Jones is out now via Emotion Punk Records/Remote Control.

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