“I just love Björk and I love RVG,” Jacklin said of the collaboration in a statement. “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.”
RVG’s Romy Vager 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.”
Since releasing her most recent album, Crushing, in 2019, Julia Jacklin shared two new songs last October and put out the holiday song ‘baby jesus is nobody’s baby now’ in December. RVG’s last album was 2020’s Feral.