There’s probably a reason pop aficionados haven’t heard of Brooklyn, New York artist Julius before. For most of his young life, the performer has been plying his trade as a classical composer and, according to his publicists, his work has been performed across the world and he’s scooped a number of international prizes for his compositions.
Now, however, he’s trying his hand at something a little different, with the release of his debut mainstream pop release ‘Falling On Hard Times’.
Naturally, the classical traits are still in there; sweeping strings and dramatic orchestrations, but it all adds weight and extra gravitas to the haunting pop vocal, which combines with a splash of vocoder and gives us an idea that Julius is a performer possessing a clear understanding of what makes a truly impressive debut single.
Brilliantly, Julius is giving the track away free via the Soundcloud link below. Click on the little download arrow there to nab yourself a taste of this seriously classy piece of New York City pop and look for the debut EP, forthcoming later in the year.