Daily Discovery #59: Julia Clara
As the nights start to draw in and we begin our retreat indoors, JULIA CLARA will keep you snug. A powerful and serene indie-pop debut.
Julia Clara is yet another incredible talent coming out of Sweden. When you see a Scandinavian country as the location, you can get excited at what’s about to come. And Julia Clara is no different. There’s a hint of London Grammar with the atmospherical start, and then it’s mixed up with a tad of Ella Henderson and pop.
Opening with a military style drum pattern and a suspending drone, the track gives space for Julia’s vocals to come into their own. Low, layered and beautiful they make their impact on the track. They’re unbelievably captivating, and we start the build to the chorus:
“I don’t know how it is supposed to be,
I don’t know why I don’t want company
Still you try so hard to pull me up again
I’m lost but I’m still dancing”
It has a meaning which reflects it’s dreamy indie-pop nature. Someone that is down, alone, yet won’t let it be the end – they’re still dancing. If you weren’t on Julia Clara’s side at the start, there’s no chance you won’t have been pulled in by the end.