Album Review by Jacinta Hriskin
At the beginning of the year I spoke with Julia ahead of her debut LP, Fledgling, which was released this August. Now I am sitting in my garden lit up by the warm afternoon sun, a cup of tea in hand, and listening to the 10 track list of soothing vibes.
Julia tells a story through her music, while also offering a type of moral that is up for interpretation of the listener. For me, her songs trigger memories of childhood, past relationships and views of the world around us.
Standout tracks for me were “December” and “Tall Trees”. I love “December” because it has a beautiful build up to a sing along chorus. My favourite! The lyrics are stunning as well. They remind me of young love and the feeling of being carefree. The next track, “Tall Trees”, is also a favourite of mine because it is absolutely mesmerising. When you close your eyes and listen carefully to the lyrics you are taken on a trip down your own memory lane.
You can certainly get lost in the melodic piano tunes and soft rock acoustic guitar accompanied by Julia’s calming vocals. Perhaps not everyone’s taste in music, for instance I wouldn’t suggest playing these tracks before a wild night on the town. Fledgling is more suited to the relaxed afternoons, seaside road trips or quiet Saturday nights in with a nice glass of red.
The record is available online via Julia’s BandCamp page, Google Music and on iTunes.