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A Dirty Dozen with JULIA POORMAN – December 2022

| 15 December 2022 | Reply

Photo credit: Michael Briody

According to a recent press release: “Singer/songwriter Julia Poorman released her newest single “Already Got It” to all major platforms. The lyrics and music were written by Julia Poorman and Danny Roselle (The Mylars). As a young adult, Julia took a brief step back from her musical endeavors to help build a business and life with her fiance. Navigating the world as an entrepreneur brought many rewarding opportunities for growth and unforgettable experiences, but she was left feeling a void in her creative nature. In 2021, Julia unexpectedly lost her father. One of the last text messages he sent her was a photo of him listening to her original self-titled EP from 2012. She knew she needed to get back to her roots to begin to heal. Music became a necessary therapy again, and the melodies and lyrics just didn’t stop. Julia now feels the importance of creating music that puts people in their own flow state, a vibrational catalyst for self-exploration and healing. Her passion reclaimed, she feels as though this is just the beginning.” We get Julia to discuss new music, influences, and more…

1. Tell us a little about your latest release.  What might a fan or listener not grab the first or second time they listen through?  Are there any hidden nuggets the band put in the material or that only diehard fans might find?

“Already Got It” is about cutting ties with the part of oneself that tends to compare to others.  Most of the time, the person we’re comparing ourselves to is also comparing themselves to someone else in some facet.  It’s a never ending cycle that we’d really benefit from breaking as we’re really the ones that create our own happiness. There’s a really cool instrument that’s used in the bridge of the song – think “Strawberry Fields” (I can thank Danny Roselle for including it in the track, I think it adds such a beautiful element), I’ll let you google to find out and see if you can hear it!

2. What got you into music, and can you tell us about the moment you realized you wanted to be a musician?

I’ve always loved music – but I was part of an all girls group called JCG when I was 11. We wrote all our own songs, had photo shoots, and even recorded a demo.  I wish I could find it now! It was around that time I knew I wanted to pursue a potential career in music.

3. Building on that, is there a specific song, album, performer, or live show that guided your musical taste?

I feel like there’s been several artists along the way.  When I was really young I remember admiring Shania Twain because she was a boss! She wrote all her own songs even when record companies told her it was risky.  She really paved her own path and allowed for other artists to exist because of it.

4. Who would be your main five musical influences?

I say these in no particular order because I really feel like I draw influence from so many artists, eras and genres but I’d say Alanis Morissette, MUNA, Kelsea Ballerini, Trevor Hall and Taylor Swift.

5. If you could call in any one collaborator to do a song with, who would it be, and why?

I would be elated to write a song with MUNA.

6. How would you describe your music to someone who’d never listened to you before? What is the one comparison a reviewer or fan has made that made you cringe or you disagreed with?

A lot of people compare my voice to Natalie Merchant and Paula Cole.  I’m cool with those! Those ladies held it down in the 90’s and I can hear the similarities myself.  I have yet to hear a comparison that is way off – but now that you mention it, I’m going to be taking note!

7. What’s the best thing about being a musician?

Being able to continuously express yourself and tap into parts of you that maybe sometimes you try to avoid.

8. When the band are all hanging out together, who cooks; who gets the drinks in; and who is first to crack out the acoustic guitars for a singalong?

We’re going to find out very soon! I have a feeling I’ll enjoy the cooking, but I hope everyone likes vegan food.

9. When was the last time you were star struck and who was it?

I met Action Bronson a few years ago, and although he was just naturally super chill, I was trying my hardest to be.

10. If you weren’t a musician, what would be your dream job?

Because I’m currently still working a full time job, I feel like being a musician full time and being able to make a solid income from touring, TV placements and streaming would be the dream job!

11. Looking back over your career, is there a single moment or situation you feel was a misstep or you would like to have a “do over”, even if it didn’t change your current situation?

For sure, in 2012 I was given the opportunity to do a small tour in California.  I ended up going, but I was really young and in a weird head space at the time.  I wasn’t able to appreciate the trip and all the potential it held.  If I could go back, I would choose to enjoy that experience more.

12.  If you could magically go back in time and be a part of the recording sessions for any one record in history, which would you choose – and what does that record mean to you?

Probably Thriller by Michael Jackson.  It just had hit after hit, and the energy in the studio must have been insane! I got really into this album around 2002 when I was 7 – that just goes to show it can be appreciated at any age at any point in time.  I think It showed me just how fun and influential music can be.




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