Julia Church - 'Marionette'


Prodigious South African songwriter-producer Julia Church comes highly recommended; a graduate of Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, the Durban born artist has featured as a session musician on some of the most explosive dance tracks of the last decade raking in some 50 million streams worldwide, all while simultaneously pursuing her own blossoming career as a solo artist. 

With two EP's already under her belt, and a growing fanbase, Julia has already found critical acclaim from dependable indie taste-makers Earmilk, and has in recent days secured that all important insider tip from industry giant Spotify, who granted her new single 'Marionette' their seal of approval via this weeks New Music Friday.

'Marionette' is truly an exquisite pop song and an excellent point of introduction to the work of this versatile songwriter-producer. New listeners will immediately find Julia Church's vocals and songwriting soulful and engaging, with a delightfully playful recurring vocal riff making 'Marionette' a particularly compelling ear-worm. In terms of genre it's a contemporary pop sound, yet 'Marionette' unabashedly hints at influences ranging from the smooth beats and lyrical flows of 90's RnB to the scat singing vocal improvisations of early jazz combining the two to great effect.

With memorable vocal hooks, and a sound that encompasses the best of our musical past 'Marionette' has all the makings of an instant classic. As Julia says in the chorus "I want to be timeless" in a way she already is. 


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