At first listen the vocals sound like they are driven by years of life lessons twisted with a sarcastic outlook on a sometimes pessimistic world. Instead, this talented vocalist is the 13 year old Juliana Wilson (Yes, 13 year’s old!) who was unearthed in November 2014 by the Brooklyn-based producer and artist development specialist Matty Amendola at 825 Records .
This indie/pop artist has a true identity in the music world and already showcases a long lasting talent way beyond her years.
Juliana has the creativity similar to Ingrid Michaelson, the vocal power of Christina Perri with the bite of Hayley Williams from Paramore.
I caught up with the emerging young lady this past weekend to talk about her debut track “blah, blah blah“, what has inspired her and of course where she sees her self in 10 years (by the way that would make her 23, feel old yet?)
When did you first become interested in music?
•I can’t even remember a time where I didn’t relate to music in a powerful way. It didn’t matter if I were just listening or singing, playing the cello, or ukulele. It affects me in ways I can’t describe. Making music professionally quickly became a dream of mine, and I’m not sure what I’d do without it in my life.
Where do you find the biggest inspirations?
•I can find inspiration anywhere. No matter big or small, I try to take something from it. I once wrote an entire speech on hair and the word “unlockable” after getting my hair caught in a door.
How would you describe your sound in two words?
•Bright and gloomy. They should contradict each other but working with producer Matty Amendola has made them complimentary. There are a lot of highs and lows in my music and sometimes in the same song or even in the same line. It’s dynamic. Like life…
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
•On stage in front of hundreds or thousands of people just doing what I love. I know I’m young, and I have a long road ahead of me, but I’m ultimately reaching for the stars. I couldn’t sit still if I weren’t.
Do you have a favorite song/track you have worked on so far?
•I love what we think is our title track so far: “Blah Blah Blah.” It was written by Matty Amendola and Helen Austin. I don’t think it sounds like anything else, and it was the most fun to record. I was able to be so snide about the vocal performance. It’s also full of sarcasm. Which is so not one of my favorite forms of expression… See what I did there?
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