Julia Karr

FRESH: ‘The Flower’ – Julia Karr

Julia Karr releases “The Flower”

Polish, German based singer-songwriter Julia Karr releases her new single, “The Flower”, today, with a Duffy/Amy Winehouse sound and a laid back jazz/soul soundtrack, “The Flower” is Julia’s fourth single of this year since she debuted with “Not Your Cup Of Tea”. With “The Flower”, Julia reflects on her nature, past choices and being a ‘late’ but sturdy bloomer and is filled with dreamy sounds and R&B/blues instrumentation.

While music has always been an integral part of her life, intense stage fright and a sensitive nature have prevented Julia from creating and performing music in the past. Only in the last year has she burst onto the local music scene, capturing audiences with soulful performances and surprising authenticity. Her music is a combination of her multicultural upbringing, an emotional soul, a newly-discovered sense of playful exploration as well as her neo-soul, indie R&B and alt-pop influences.

Beginning with “The Flower”, Julia has worked with producer Stefan Weith on a collection of songs which will be released over the course of the next few months. The songs tackle such themes as friendships, love, heartache, purpose and life in general. Hamburg based Julia is now happy in her comfort zone of playing to a live audience and hopes soon to be able to present this new collection of songs with her band and begin to get her name noticed in the wider world, just as her favourite artists Billie Eilish, Regina Spektor and Khalid once did themselves.

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So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!