New Music Critique: Julia King

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Long Island’s Julia King fronts her versatile band with a voice that is well-suited to folk/R&B, using deep, sultry tones to convey confessional lyrics that lament her “fall from grace,” as in the affecting “Damage.” “The Storm” takes a similar approach that leaves room for impressive blues-funk-jazz guitar licks. Unfortunately, though King’s voice is perfectly set in the mix, the bass guitar is not—it’s way too loud—and both arrangements could really benefit from the addition of backup singers. King upshifts the energy to a familiar, all-out-classic house rocker “Insomnia” that we feel is simply not her strength, though it makes clear that her band can probably bring the noise to any live venue.

Contact: juliakingmusic@gmail.com
Web: juliakingmusic.com
Seeking: Label, Booking, Film/TV
Style: Misfit Americana

Photo by Madison Fender. 

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