Alt. rock meets the bounding blues in the young dynamo of a songstress, Julez, and her newest single, “New Connection”!
“For this single, I tried to experiment with different instruments and musical styles,” says the New Jersey/New York-based singer/songwriter. “Unlike my past releases, this particular song features synth.”
Already critically revered among the likes of Pop Occulture, Rebel Noise, indiepulse music, Mystic Sons, chillfiltr, Last Day Deaf, and more, Julez is touted as presenting “a strong early rock (and) blues influence but (a sound) completely her own, with hard edge vocals that pull the spine straight and guitar work of a riff master twice her years.”
That ‘old soul meets new sound’ style isn’t hard to trace to a source. While she gained her start as an established musician amidst her student days at SUNY Purchase college, the 23-year old rocker has been surrounded by music from the start. “I grew up in a musical family,” she shares on her early rhythmic roots. “I was introduced and fell hard for the sounds of Jimi Hendrix, Linda Ronstadt, Grace Slick, Rickie Lee Jones…
“It was just a part of family life to be introduced to music so young.”
Music as a barrier breaker, creating an intimate connection with other artists and fans, is among the reasons “New Connection” and it’s electric, hot-blooded sound came to be. “Everyone who worked on this single with me, I either went to college with them or met them on-site at the studio that day through alternate musical connections,” Julez shares on the intimate circle surrounding the song. “The day we recorded “New Connection”, despite the fact that some of us had never met before in our lives, it just felt like a bunch of friends catching up and playing music together. Everything felt so natural and ‘connected’, we even shared personal stories like old, trusted pals over lunch.
“Making “New Connection” was so exciting, I would do it all again in a heartbeat,” she enthuses. “It was one of the most fun songs I’ve ever made.”