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Julianna Joy

Los Angeles, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2016

Los Angeles, California, United States
Established on Jan, 2016
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"Julianna Joy - Nevermind"

Rating: 4.5 out of 5
“Julianna Joy has the kind of voice that is musical all on its own. Powerful, tender, and emotive, the vocals run the show here, but the melody and beat add layers to the tantalizing lyrics, making “Nevermind’ anything, but a passing thought.”
— Travis Erwin (LA on Lock Blogger) - LA on Lock


"Julianna Joy"

Music has been used as a coping mechanism forever. Many of us have used it as a listener to get through pieces of life that didn’t go quite as planned. But others create music to fill the holes in their journey. The power of music works in many ways. Our recent find Julianna Joy has done both and is now ready to share her newest creation with us all.
The music bug caught Julianna Joy early. She received her first guitar at the age of 9 and quickly taught herself to play and compose songs. Seeing Taylor Swift in her first concert experience cemented the fact that Julianna would focus on music and songwriting for the foreseeable future.
Julianna Joy Shares Her Heart

December 6th saw the release of the debut single “Nevermind” under the Julianna Joy moniker. With its mellow guitar strum and quick vocal start, we are brought quickly into her world. The track builds with a unique 80’s new wave element coupled with the airy lyric delivery of modern singers such as Lorde and Declan McKenna. There is a message in the song as well but Julianna Joy likes to allow the listener to determine how it speaks to them.
We had the chance to chat with the rising star and get a little deeper into her story. Enjoy the interview here:
First off, what drives Julianna Joy to create music?
My drive to write music is based entirely off of my emotions towards my experiences. Everything I write holds some part of my personality, and I try to be as honest as possible in my writing.
How would you describe your sound?
I describe it as psychedelic 80s pop, though in my opinion, it hardly fits that category. Experts would probably call it alternative pop.
Which artists have had the biggest influence on you?
I grew up listening to Taylor Swift, and I feel as though that’s extremely prevalent in my melodies. I am also heavily influenced by Lorde, Queen, The Japanese House, Declan Mckenna, and St. Vincent.
We understand you are also an author. How do you combine the two writing arts?
The majority of my writing is narrative & romantic, which is why I consider myself an author because I follow so similarly to literary techniques that are used in literature. In regards to the actual process, I treat writing the same, no matter what the medium. If I’m writing a short story, poetry, or a song, I approach it in the most honest way that I can.
What do you hope the listener takes away from a Julianna Joy song?
I want the listener to be able to envision themselves in the position of the songwriter. I want them to be able to interpret it for themselves and apply it to situations involving their lives because the human experience is so dense.
Tell us what the future looks like for Julianna Joy?
Currently, I am living in Chicago, but at the beginning of spring, I will be moving to LA to continue pursuing music. I plan on releasing more music in the following months and starting my next project. - Indie Band Guru


"Introducing Julianna Joy - Nevermind"

Nevermind is the lead single from Julianna Joy’s upcoming EP and it sounds amazing. I like the 80s inspired melodies. Besides, the vocals are outstanding. Furthermore, I am also a fan of the powerful chorus!

Lyrically, the song is very impressive. Nevermind is an ode to that moment we all have in our lives when we love someone who doesn’t feel the same way.

You can say without any doubt that Julianna made incredibly good music, Nevermind has all the elements of a modern gem. Be sure to stream it as soon as possible!

Do not hesitate and add Nevermind to your playlist(s).

You can stream Nevermind below on Soundcloud or Spotify! - Lefuturewave


"Track of the Day"

Today’s track of the day is Julianna Joy‘s ‘Nevermind’ – a gorgeous 80s-esque ballad on unrequited love, out today. Love it. - Loud Women


"Julianna Joy - Nevermind"

‘Nevermind’ is the new single from Chicago based Julianna Joy.

‘Nevermind’ is a heartfelt track about being in love with someone who doesn’t feel the same way. Something everyone goes through. The choppy opening guitars are accompanied by the honeyed vocals of Joy and the song comes alive when the lush chorus kicks in. It’s a track that grows in power and feeling as it goes along.

At just 17-years old Julianna Joy has shown with a song of this quality that she is defintely someone to keep an eye on going forward. - Indie Midlands


"Julianna Joy Releases An 80s Inspired Pop Single ‘Nevermind’"

‘Nevermind’ is an instant breath of fresh air in the world of music. The lead single from her upcoming EP is an 80’s pop inspired love anthem that speaks to those who have felt one sided love. You know, the love where you love someone that doesn’t feel the same as you. Such a RELATABLE meaning. The low electric guitar intro takes the listener into her world and holds them there with her captivating vocals. - Reignland Magazine


"MUSICIAN JULIANNA JOY PREPARES FOR RELEASE OF NEW SINGLE"

Julianna Joy has been inspired by previous works to craft her own music. She is about to release a new single. She also has plans for more music in the coming months.



What is it about music that most interests you?

I think the emotion in the music interests me the most. For me, I write everything, trying to be as honest as possible and I try to reflect it in the lyrics, the composition, the production, everything about the song.

How would you describe your music?

I think I would describe it as rock-inspired pop. I grew up listening to lots of country, rock, and pop and I think it’s very obvious in the structures of my songs.

What are some major influences on your work?

My major influences change all of the time; right now would definitely be Lorde, Queen, and the Japanese House. Everything about these artists inspires me; the way that they write is so similar to poetry, the production and composition of the songs are so atypical it’s hard not to be inspired by things they do. Growing up, I listened to a lot of Taylor Swift, Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco, and MARINA, which I think is also noticeable in my music... - 7th Magazine


"Julianna Joy - Nevermind"

Julianna Joy - Nevermind

The vocals in this track were so interesting to me. Julianna’s voice is low, smooth, and so easy to listen to. The lyrics paint a beautiful and really melancholic picture, which matches the vocals perfectly. The backing track is understated, putting all of your focus on the vocals. This track is right at home in your indie pop playlists - Tongue Tied Magazine


"Julianna Joy - Nevermind"

Welcome Julianna Joy to the Fashionably Early pages. The 17 year old artist recently shared her single ‘Nevermind’ and it showcases a lot of promise for somebody of their age. The song leans towards the bedroom pop scene that’s still growing across the world but it has a bit more polish. The song is really carried by the chorus, which really feels sync ready. Julianna is definitely an artist to keep your eye on as she continues to develop as an artist. - Fashionably Early


"Julianna Joy - Nevermind - This Song is Sick"

Stop what you’re doing and listen to the song “nevermind” by Julianna Joy on Juss Russ Radio. Julianna Joy makes her first appearance on our music blog with a Pop-inspired Alternative Rock record worth that second listen. Seventeen-year-old singer-songwriter Julianna Joy released her debut single, “nevermind”. Produced by Dylan Gardner (“Let’s Get Started”), nevermind is an 80s rock-inspired track that takes the listener on a journey of vulnerability, coming to terms with that one relationship where one person feels more than the other.

“Nevermind”, is the lead single of Julianna’s forthcoming EP. Her sound is a mirror of the music that has most influenced her over the year. Julianna has always listened to an eclectic group of artists in country, alternative rock, and all genres of pop and her music is influenced by artists in every genre. Lyrically, she looks to Lorde, Declan McKenna, and The Japanese House for inspiration. Melodically, she credits Taylor Swift, Charli XCX and MARINA for influencing her sound. Jack Antonoff, Taylor Swift and St. Vincent have impacted the way she composes her music. Her current inspiration is Queen.

I’m an author who happens to have musical abilities,” says seventeen-year-old Julianna Joy. “I write all the time – on the back of a napkin, in Notes on my phone, in my journal. I never stop thinking about stories I can turn into music.” Julianna has a form of synesthesia whereby she associates sounds, words, numbers and people with colors. As she writes, her songs generally follow a single color or color family. Her music is intended to not only take listeners on a color journey but also an emotional one. We can’t wait to see and hear what’s next for Julianna Joy as we know her journey will be a unique and prosperous one. You can follow along on social media and hear new music as she shares it on popular streaming platforms like SounCloud. - Juss Russ Radio


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“I’m an author who happens to have musical abilities,” says seventeen-year-old Julianna Joy. “I am constantly writing.  I never stop thinking about stories I can turn into music.”

Growing up in the suburban community of Noblesville, Indiana, Julianna Joy received her first guitar at age 9.  She taught herself to play chords and started composing songs and writing lyrics.  It wasn’t long after that she attended her first concert – Taylor Swift’s Speak Now Tour and left knowing without any doubt that songwriting and performing would be the focus on her life. 

After her family relocated to Batavia, Illinois, a suburb outside of Chicago in 2011, Julianna’s passion for music continued to grow. At age 14, Julianna became determined to record and release her first song. 

“I struggled to fit in after we moved.  Songwriting was the only thing that I could count on to be consistent in my life,” says Julianna. “Friends came and went but the music was always there.”  

In December 2016, Julianna (going by the artist name JJ) released “Close Enough,” a sad yet sweet ballad about never feeling like you’re enough.   

Realizing that making music for a living was within her grasp, Julianna spent the last several years working on her craft.  At 15, she was invited to attend the GRAMMY Foundation‘s GRAMMY® Camp in Los Angeles studying music with industry professionals, and fellow aspiring artists, producers, and instrumentalists. In 2017, she co-released “Neptune,” and then self-released “I Don’t Owe You Anything” in late 2018, reaching 200K streams on Spotify.

In December 2019, Julianna found herself evolving as a person and an artist and she began to find her sound and her words in a whole new way.  Rebranding to Julianna Joy, she released “nevermind,” an 80s rock-inspired love song about loving someone who just doesn’t feel the same way.  Produced by Dylan Gardner (“Let’s Get Started”), the track represents a new era in Julianna’s music that mirrors the music of that has most influenced her over the years.  Julianna has always listened to an eclectic group of artists in country, alternative rock, and all genres of pop and her music is influenced by artists in every genre. Lyrically, she looks to Lorde, Declan McKenna, and The Japanese House for inspiration. Melodically, she credits Taylor Swift, Charli XCX and MARINA for influencing her sound. Jack Antonoff, Taylor Swift and St. Vincent have impacted the way she composes her music. Her current inspiration is Queen.

“I focus on choosing words and creating scenes  that will allow the listener to get inside my songs and recognize moments in their own lives,” says Julianna.

As Julianna finds herself evolving as a person and an artist, she is finding her sound and her words in a whole new way.  Julianna has a form of synesthesia whereby she associates sounds, words, numbers and people with colors. As she writes, her songs generally follow a single color or color family. Her music is intended to not only take listeners on a color journey but also an emotional one. 

While pursuing music is Joy’s first passion, she is also extremely passionate about supporting individuals and communities that are more traditionally under-represented. She aspires to have a platform where she can support AIDs research and the LGBTQ+ community.

You can currently follow Julianna Joy on all platforms at @juliannajoy69 or catch one of her live performances around the Chicago area.