Julia's new EP "Ghost" is out now on all streaming platforms. The EP includes all 3 singles and 2 brand new tracks. The track list is: "ghost"; "temporary tattoo"; "picture in a frame"; "time to miss you", and "i've cried…Read more
“Whisking the listener away with a stream of delicate piano chords, Klot sets the stage for you to lose yourself in the ethereal melodies before taking the spotlight with her exquisite vocals.”
“Reminiscent of the emotive, powerful honesty of Orla Gartland, Birdy, and 2007 Sara Bareilles, the musicality of her stylistic choices, both instrumental and vocal arrangements, is intentional and mesmerizing in the way they bring out the bone-deep lyricism of each song.” - Nicole Ting
““Ghost” is an intimate and dynamic dive into the universal feelings of how unconditional love transcends time and distance. It is an essential listen for those who are looking for a musically rich and honest retelling of what it means to love. ” - Marcia Hunt
— The Beat
“The display of Julia Klot's songwriting techniques jumps out of the speakers as she breaks a piece of her heart off to transmit this beautiful message dripped in luxurious harmonies. Reminiscent of Taylor Swift on the album 1989, Julia Klot truly sparkles bright with the manner in which she exudes her euphonious vocalization. ”
20 Y/O SINGER-SONGWRITER FROM BROOKLYN, NY
Julia Klot is a singer-songwriter and pianist based in Brooklyn, NY. A prolific writer and performer, Julia’s musical manuscript reflects a storied youthful life just beginning. With her original compositions, she creates melodic and intricate piano parts accompanied by her dynamic vocal range that throw it back to singer-songwriters such as Carol King and Elton John. Nicole Ting of music blog "Say You'll Remember Me" describes Julia's musical style as "reminiscent of the emotive, powerful honesty of Orla Gartland, Birdy, and 2007 Sara Bareilles." With her most recent singles, "ghost", "temporary tattoo", and "picture in a frame", Julia demonstrates her ability to pair lyrical story-telling with beautiful instrumental arrangements. In her songs, she creates melodic stories of growth, love, loss, and happiness.
Julia began her musical study with piano lessons at age 6. She learned classical music but was also exposed to the world of songwriting through her teacher. Encouraged by her teacher and family, Julia began writing music of her own. By age 11, Julia was writing and recording original songs, meeting Radian Records producer Andrew Felluss on her first demo session. Soon the team began producing her debut album ‘Julia Klot’ (2014), with Lola Johnson conducting The Now Band (personnel: Aaron Brooks, Kyle McCammon, Gabe Cummins) and Julia at the keys holding her own. The full length CD was released at SubCulture in New York City, where the band performed live to a packed house.
Since the release of her debut album and first performance with a full band, Julia has gigged all throughout New York City. With the alluring energy she exudes through her performances, Julia has established herself at well-known historic venues such as The Bitter End and Rockwood Music Hall.
Her sophomore release, the album “Brooklyn” (2019), features songs that were written over the course of her very first semester in college. “Brooklyn”-- styled in the genre of indie-pop-- is an exciting 8-song journey through Julia’s use of intriguing and captivating melody, harmony, and rhythm. With each song, the album unfolds a poignant story that draws inspiration from missing home and starting anew. Julia recorded the entirety of “Brooklyn” at the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College in various music studios with a wide range of instruments and equipment. Produced by good friend, artist, and engineer Alicia McMillan, the two spent hours on end in the studio recording the songs for “Brooklyn” with many musicians. The elaborate string arrangements, which can be heard on songs such as “January Baby”, “Follow Her Down”, and “Time”, were created during studio time by Julia, Ash, and violinist Isabel Shon. Many of these string arrangements were made by layering violin melodies to create swelling harmonies that speak in color and add distinct emotion to each song. Julia speaks of “Brookyn”: “This album shows a lot of growth for my music in terms of instrumental arrangement, lyrical content, and melodic ideas. For me, this album tells a story of my personal experience being away from home and adapting to newfound freedom while trying not to lose myself in the process. I hope that people will listen and relate to the stories behind these songs.”
Julia's new EP "Ghost" introduces the listener to a more serene and soulful side to her pop sound, with storytelling lyrics focused on the progression and cycles of relationships. Leading up to the EP release, Julia released the first three singles, "ghost", "temporary tattoo", and "picture in a frame", displaying her elaborate arrangements and intricate piano compositions. On March 19th, 2021, Julia released the whole EP, consisting of all three singles and two additional songs, "time to miss you" and "i've cried for you". While still pertaining characteristics unique to Julia's original piano-based style, "Ghost" the EP showcases Julia's experimentalism with synths, keyboard sounds, and arranging. The new EP has received plenty of positive praise- Marcia Hunt of The Beat speaks of it in a review: "“Ghost” is an intimate and dynamic dive into the universal feelings of how unconditional love transcends time and distance. It is an essential listen for those who are looking for a musically rich and honest retelling of what it means to love. "
"Ghost" was recorded in full at Jam Jar Studios in Westchester, NY. Despite the recentness of the new release, Julia is already planning to record new material very soon to be released as a full-length album!