On the Radar – Julia-Maria
Cork artist, Julia-Maria released her third single, ‘With Me’ earlier this month. The title-track from her debut EP has her showing up On the Radar.
Words by Jack Squibb
Julia-Maria ended 2019 in style when she hit the gig scene in Cork City, yet when it all came to a halt, while some lost motivation Julia-Maria was spurred on even more. Using the breathtaking Atlantic Coast as inspiration and having Monique Studios close by, the Corkonian bloomed creatively throughout the pandemic.
Releasing her first single in October of last year, ‘Faithless Follower’, about feeling duped by an unfaithful lover, ears were raised. This was followed by the uplifting ‘Morning Light’ earlier this year.
The self-reflecting song seeks escapism as thoughts weigh down on her and how these feelings can be banished in the “morning light”.
The latest release, ‘With Me’ is the title-track from what will be her debut EP, set for release later this year. A gentle stroke of the guitar under her voice, the song demonstrates the hurt of realising you’re better apart than together. She delicately sings:
”But when the sun sets and the lights start to grow, you’ll wish you were alone than with me…”
The bittersweet song is another fine display of her vivid lyricisms, which can be heard on her debut EP, out now.
Julia-Maria has already landed herself a support slot for fellow Cork singer, Sara Ryan in Cyprus Avenue. This was followed by her own set at MTU’s Live at Union Quay earlier this summer.