Julia Faulks

FRESH: ‘Not Losing Sleep’ – Julia Faulks

Julia Faulks is “Not Losing Sleep”

One to look out for singer and songwriter Julia Faulks releasing her catchy new single, “Not Losing Sleep”, today. It represents Julia’s first solo release having guested on Max Romer’s 2020 album, “Drive Me Crazy”. Now Julia branches out alone with a gorgeously atmospheric song that sits well in both Summer time as well as those cosy nights indoors on a Winter evening. Julia’s vocals are like a spoon full of vanilla ice cream dropped in a glass of cream soda, this is one for addicts of chill pop!

“Not Losing Sleep” marks the end of a relationship which has run its course, it is actually only the beginning, as the focus falls on how you can be happy to be moving on and embarking on a journey to find “the one”. The song was written while Julia was sitting on a Devonshire beach earlier this summer as she quietly hummed into her phone to record her ideas (you can even hear the sea gulls in the recordings and the sound of children squealing in the background if you listen hard enough!).

Julia takes inspiration from a number of artists, including: Tori Kelly, Sinead Harnett, India Arie, and Morcheeba, to name a few. She tells us: “I have always loved music and even though my piano and guitar playing is pretty sub-standard, there are melodies in my head which can’t be contained. This was what always held me back (apart from the fact that I am 40 and a mum of two!) – worrying that I couldn’t do it without being a Grade 8 student or having a music degree (although this probably would have helped somewhat)”.

“Now I know that if you have the vision, a good set of pipes, and a very good producer, anything is possible. I found a music app which generated the chords I wanted for the melody and from there I sung it down the phone to Jem at Renshaw Productions, who came up with a basic guitar loop – before I knew it, the song started to take shape. I am really excited to have finally found my voice, and my vibe, and can’t wait to produce more of my own material in the coming months”, she adds. We wish you well Julia especially with such an outstanding first effort!

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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!