All the way from Canada is the sensational singer/ songwriter Julia Carlucci who’s been influenced by the likes of Adele, Alicia Keys and Beyoncé. As a veteran of the stage, Julia has commanded the attention of audiences across North America with her dynamic personality and voice, appearing regularly alongside some of Canada’s preeminent musicians. Julia has performed across North America with various groups and as a solo act. With years of experience under her belt, she is stepping into the forefront. Recently Carlucci dropped a brand new song and this being Take Me Down. This tune was uplifting pop at its best, Julia’s powerhouse vocals were so pristine and those tasty lyrics showcased her sparkling song writing skills. Those verses were sultry the delectable chorus was literally a breath of fresh air “He got me tossing and turning all night/ Made me a victim to all of his crimes/ Now I’m drowning in those oceans he calls eyes/ Oh lord take me now this one’s going to Take Me Down”.
“Take Me Down is about falling for someone you know you shouldn’t. It’s when your head knows better but your heart is too curious to walk away. Although the lyrics are vulnerable, I always imagined the song with a strong sound and upbeat vibe, so the production needed to be just right. It needed to have that throwback feel but still punch like a contemporary pop record and I think we definitely achieved that” Julia said of this single. All in all magical Take Me Down was an addictive masterpiece that will have you clapping to the beat.
Back in 2015 Curlucci made her emergence onto the music scene with the highly anticipated debut EP For Me. Released July 2015, this delectable teaser showcased three glittering originals which got the taste buds flowing. For You opened up this exquisite EP and just listening to it makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand on edge. Now this song smothered in plenty of soulful R&B vibes which resulted in something extremely magical. Julia’s sleek vocals were rather sultry leaving me entranced in the process.
Dear Ex Lover is a tantalising tune which I well and truly adore. This was sleek R&B aided by upbeat infectious lyrics and Carlucci’s impeccable vocal tones which oozed plenty of sass “Don’t beg me for a second chance/ Ain’t got time for halfway romance/ So find another girl to play your game/ Cos I already forgot your name”. Now Dear Ex Lover was literally a slice of heaven and it could be considered an anthem. Julia is basically saying instead of going back to an ex, find someone new instead because you are worth so much better.
This delectable EP comes to its end with another outstanding original. Without You was an hypnotic tender ballad which left me swaying from side to side. Carlucci’s vocals were sugary sweet and those exquisite emotional lyrics had me hooked from the get go “When you said you still wanna see my name in lights/ Even though you’re not in my bed every night/ Maybe this love ain’t the permanent kind/ But I still like to sleep in your shirt sometime/ I hate to admit that it’s so hard to live without you”. One word for this song would be epic.
Julia Carlucci is an impressive independent artist and I’m intrigued to hear what this new year holds for her. What I like about independent artists is the fact it shows passion and Carlucci has just that. The For You EP was fantastic and the new single Take Me Down was mind blowing.
Just browsing both her Soundcloud and YouTube profiles I have noticed she has the knack for covering songs and doing them justice. The Julia Carlucci Soundcloud page features The Live EP that was recorded live at 3030 Dundas West. Toronto. This tasty 5 track EP featured an intro, 2 originals and 2 covers. I must say Queen was an entrancing piece of perfection and the band gave this upbeat cut that extra edge. Also her interpretation on Tori Kelly’s Expensive was phenomenal and she put her own stamp of originality whilst covering Major Lazor’s Lean On.