Image: Annie Harvey.
Nineteen year old singer-songwriter Julia Wallace has unveiled her debut single, Warm Light. The track is set to appear on the singers upcoming EP, which was written during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.
The melancholy track is comprised of two chords, with warm dark tones of textural piano and introspective vocals. Wallace recorded eight textural piano parts to stack up on top of each other, building upon each other throughout the duration of the song. Having written the song whilst pacing throughout her home and noting the various shades of light and shadow, the singer shared “Every couple of lines is written about someone I was thinking about at the time, including my dog with a broken foot.”
Having trained as a Jazz musician and playing in five bands, Wallace felt plagued by a sense of imposter syndrome in the jazz world, which prompted her foray into her own unique, self-titled genre of ‘bedroom layered slow pop’. “Through writing a bunch of songs I found a ‘sound’ and had a pipe dream that I could start this solo artist project. And here we are!”
The Perth based musician is part of a new mentorship program launched by manager Charlotte Abroms (Angie McMahon, Ainslie Wills, Haarlo) and manager/publicist Alyse Newman (AANTHOLOGIES). This program aims to make a contribution to supporting the next wave of teens and young artists who are setting their hearts and minds on a career in music.
Warm Light is out now! Listen to the track below.