2018 has come and gone, and Alternative Rock/Pop artist Natasha Jane Julian has been hard at work in 2019 to hone her craft, refine her sound, and refresh her musical direction completely. Culminating in the stunning new single “Bathin’ In Your Garbage,” elements of her signature sound remain perfectly intact, from her remarkably mellifluous voice to her deeply personal-yet-universal lyrics on love and loss; she’s now ready to create a powerful new connection to her audience with a single that boldly pushes her artistic-inclinations even further. Julian takes the road less traveled into exciting, uncharted territory in her evolution as a musician and songwriter with a new tune that features tighter & more inspired instrumentation, a slower and lower-pitched ear-catching vocal style, intense, compelling, & emotionally versatile lyrics. “Bathin’ In Your Garbage” crystallizes the many complex conundrums of love into a singular, unified, heartfelt expression, as can be captured only by a musician as multifaceted & original as Julian.
“Bathin’ In Your Garbage” dives deep into an intro that builds with tangible artistic integrity and the emotional weight of a band like Portishead – and in doing so, Julian immediately deviates from her past, shiny pop sensibilities and edges her way into Alternative Rock territory. With a newfound languorous and luxuriant sound that was hinted at through her previous hit “Happily Ever After,” but had yet to be fully explored and fleshed out – Natasha modulates her vocals to perfectly adapt to & thrive along with her recent Alternative allegiance.
One might have expected that her previous pop-like verve would clash with her new musical identity – not even close! Julian pushes her vocal range lower to align with the song’s darker emotional force, while juxtaposing that with crisp, razor-sharp enunciation, infusing her new song with a unique tension between an amorphous nebula of feelings and the clear-eyed articulation of a séance.
Where Julian really shines is her choral mastery – exactly where her disavowal from pop music & the new path she’s on stands out the most. Refraining from the calorie-free mainstream hooks & sinkers, Julian plumbs the depths of the many contradictions and paradoxes inherent in love, with the confessional intensity of Sylvia Plath. As instrumental layers spectacularly combine alongside her, the lyrical earnestness and ferocity crescendos, peaking to reveal her remarkable new potential at its maximum and creating an explosive symphony of sound that is at once both brooding, and purely ecstatic.
Professionally recorded, and tinged with a cosmopolitan worldliness, “Bathin’ In Your Garbage” will invite you in with its dark & smooth rhythm, seduce you with Julian’s honeysuckle voice, and reach into the deepest recesses of your heart & soul to bring you back to reflect on the most indelible moments of your love’s own triumphs and tribulations. Set to be released officially on June 14 – find Natasha Julian’s new single available everywhere you look & listen online, and details at her official websites below!