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Meet Julia Lucius

Today we’d like to introduce you to Julia Lucius.

Julia, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I started songwriting at the age of seven. I wrote sappy songs about love stories I obviously hadn’t lived out and used the upright piano in my living room to plunk out some melodies. I spent a lot of my childhood moving in and out of apartments and trailers after my parents divorced, so music became my rock through all of the instability. Many nights I would lock myself in my room for hours trying to put words to feelings of anxiety, heartbreak, and first love. I was raised in Temecula, California and spent my youth playing music at the local wineries and busking on the streets. I leaned into this world and as soon as I graduated high school, I moved to Los Angeles. I have been working on a project and am finally releasing it song by song. “Know You” is the first single off of my new project.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Oh, my journey has been far from smooth, but whose hasn’t? Everyone has their “thing” they’ve had to overcome. I spent a lot of my younger years living in trailers and eating spaghetti every night of the week because it was cheapest (prepared me for college though, so there was a bright side). I shopped at Goodwill and Dollar Tree and to be honest, I loved it. The times I spent searching the racks of thrift stores for deals and treasures with my dad are some of my fondest memories. I have moved around 22 times in my life, so I have made my “home” the people I love rather than a place to sleep at night. I think this has actually helped me in ways. I have found that at the end of the day, it comes down to human connection, not any sort of material possession.

Can you give our readers some background on your music?
I am a Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter. I try to create art that is authentic and genuine. My main goal is to connect to others. I love that music is such a unifying medium and hope to use it to convey messages I believe are important.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
My favorite memories from childhood are probably from when I was younger and writing music for the first time. I entered my songs into competitions and played recitals, and this was when it really clicked that music was what filled me up– the innocence and naivety allowed me to create so unapologetically. I look back so fondly on all of these memories.

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Mia Kayser

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