Who needs some new music in their lives?
I’ve been looking out for something to spruce up my playlist for a while now, and for some reason, the algorithms on my streaming platforms can’t seem to get it right.
Then I came across Julia Church.
She’s from Durban, but moved to the UK to study music production at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA).
Church says her sound is drawn from music history’s trailblazers, like Fleetwood Mac, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon, and Nora Jones, and she produces and writes all of her own music, which is key to her unique sound.
“Maybe it’s just a reflection on me and my past experiences in male-dominant sessions but I feel like I am more reserved when I write with a group of guys as if my ideas aren’t as worthy and I’m just there to sing, even though writing is where my love really lies,” says Julia
“Writing is the ultimate form of catharsis for me.”
She has two EPs under her belt – 2019’s Take What You Want, Do As You Please and 2020’s To Have, Not Just To Hold, and shows no signs of slowing down, selling out her first headline show in London, followed by live performances at Bush Hall, Electric Brixton, Oslo, and Printworks.
If you’re keen to see her in action, she debuted a new track on GoodLuck’s LuckDown Podcast:
Some more of her stuff, so that you can add it to your playlist:
‘Cups and Balloons’:
Featured on Sun-El’s ‘Garden’:
And, here she is on Spotify for ease of access:
Now, take the music into the weekend, and have a good one.
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