Julia Swift is a singer-songwriter who has been making waves in the music industry
Julia Swift is a singer-songwriter who has taken the music industry by storm over the past few years. She has released six full albums and three EPs in her career. Her songs have been featured on TV shows like Nashville, Empire and Scandal, as well as in commercials for brands around the world such as Disney, Apple and Coca-Cola. She also recently became the first Australian artist to have a song featured on an Apple ‘ear-buds’ commercial.
Born in Brisbane, Swift moved to Australia with her family when she was only a month old and grew up by the beach. Her parents both had successful careers—her father is a well-known accountant, while her mother (Jude) has worked as an executive manager in the general industry. Julia has two brothers, Noah and Daniel.
Swift attended primary school at St Joseph’s College, Cairns, before moving on to high school at Palm Beach State High School. She describes her childhood as ‘normal’—it wasn’t until after high school that she decided to pursue a career in music.
She released her first album in 2014 and it was met with critical acclaim
Her debut album, ‘Chapter One’, was released in 2014 and featured songs that she had written herself. It racked up a number of awards from around the world and she became the fastest-selling Australian artist to achieve a fully crowdfunded record after generating over $70,000 in pre-sales. The album was recorded live outside at the iconic Sydney Opera House and she was also the first artist ever to launch an entire album online on a Friday (10am) before the actual release. The record was produced entirely by her longtime collaborator, Nathan Chapman.
Swift’s song, “Take Me Back to London”, was also nominated for the 2013 APRA Song of the Year award. Her single, “I Wish I Could See My Friends” was nominated for the same award in 2014 and won. She is currently working on her second studio album.
She has a huge social media presence; she tweeted over 67,000 times in 2013, which is four times more than the average person and Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), who has only tweeted 16,000 times.
She has recorded a duet with British singer-songwriter James Blunt and performed on stage. According to Blunt, they both have a great chemistry together.
Her music is soulful and introspective, and she has a unique voice that sets her apart from other artists
Julia’s sound is one of soul and the blues, but her songs are often imbued with a sense of longing that makes them all the more compelling. Something that sets her apart from other artists is her unique voice—a piercing voice that can also be incredibly soothing and soft. Her songwriting is also particularly strong, with lyrics that are important to her and which take on a different meaning for everyone else when they hear them. In addition to her own songs, she also wrote two tracks on ‘Chapter One’ that were by other artists: “Weight of the World” by Delta Goodrem and “Rumours” by Alexandra Burke. Her debut album ‘October’ came out in October 2010 across iTunes and other digital retailers, and it was nominated for the 2011 ARIA for Best Female Artist. She has toured in support of Delta Goodrem (with whom she also wrote one track on her sophomore album ‘Delta’) and Amy Shark. Her second album, ‘Kin’, was released in 2017.
Julia Swift is an up-and-coming artist to watch, and her music is sure to touch your heart
If you’re a fan of music and have been searching for something new, look no further than Julia Swift. She is a strong singer-songwriter who has already shown that she has a profound voice, an authentic voice and that she is going to become one of the most successful artists in Australia. Not only is her music inspiring and uplifting, but it’s also very relatable. And it seems that this amazing young musician might soon be taking over the world. [to write paragraph using background information]
As Julia Swift says on her website, “I tell stories with my songs through my own experiences and observations.” This alone contains many statements that help explain her amazing music. However, to understand why Julia is such a great musician, you have to hear her music for yourself. There is something about how Julia speaks in her songs that makes you feel like she’s talking directly to you. And when she performs live, there is an almost magical force between her and the audience. It’s something truly special.