Jeriann Tripodi, Former A&E Editor
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Julia Wolf is an up-and-coming indie-pop singer/songwriter from Queens, New York. She uniquely incorporates hip-hop sounds and goth style into her pop music. Julia Wolf’s music has over 50 million streams worldwide and the global music streaming service, TIDAL, has named her one of the “Pop Artists to Watch in 2023.”
Julia Wolf has recently released her debut studio album, “Good Thing We Stayed.” With each song containing deep and personal lyrics, Julia Wolf demonstrates her storytelling skills. Several fan-favorite tracks are “Rookie of the Year,” “Hot Killer,” “Get Off My,” and “Gothic Babe Tendencies,” which features Blackbear. “Good Thing We Stayed” has received wide praise from Associated Press, NPR, V Magazine, PAPER, and Young Hollywood. Julia Wolf has also recently made her television debut on “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” where she performed “Hot Killer.”
Julia Wolf will kick off her US headline tour, “Gothic Babe Tendencies,” on Feb. 10, 2023. Julia Wolf took time off from her busy schedule to answer a few questions. Let’s get to know her a little better. I hope you enjoy our Q&A session.
Q (JERIANN): Which song off your debut studio album, “Good Thing We Stayed,” holds the most personal meaning for you?
A (JULIA WOLF): It would have to be “Sad Too Young.” There aren’t many songs that explain me to my core; why I am the way that I am. Most of them retell stories from my perspective and how I react to situations, but this is just me. Having anxiety and dealing with shame from such a young age shaped me into who I am today, and while I don’t offer a solution here, I’m hoping someone finds it relatable.
Q (JERIANN): What can the audience expect when they see you live in concert?
A (JULIA WOLF): Sunday Confessions!! Every Sunday on Instagram, I invite people to write in things they need advice on or help with, and I give my two cents. Now during live shows, I’ll have a confession box set up by the merch table where people can drop in those confessions. Halfway through our set, I’ll stop and read through some!
Q (JERIANN): Growing up, which artists did you listen to that inspired you musically?
A (JULIA WOLF): I was very much an alternative gal growing up. Half of me was Fall Out Boy and Mayday Parade, while the other half was Taylor Swift and John Mayer. But around senior year of high school into college is where I started getting into rap. The “Take Care” album really did it for me, getting super into Drake and later on Young Thug and Uzi. So many solidified my love for the genre.
Q (JERIANN): What advice would you give to young aspiring musicians?
A (JULIA WOLF): Don’t let yourself forget that everyone is working on their own timeline. It can be easy to feel discouraged because you see fellow artists “popping off” seemingly overnight. But things take time. It could be a viral video, or it could be 3 years of dead ends; through all of it, you just have to keep showing up for yourself and putting in as much effort as you can.
You can see Julia Wolf live in concert in Philadelphia on Feb. 18 at The Foundry at The Fillmore Philadelphia. The singer-songwriter will also be appearing at other US venues up until Mar. 2. Below is the schedule of Julia Wolf’s tour dates:
Feb. 10—Atlanta, GA—Vinyl at Center Stage
Feb. 11—Nashville, TN—The Basement East
Feb. 13—Washington, DC—Union Stage
Feb. 14—Boston, MA—Brighton Music Hall
Feb. 16—New York, NY—Bowery Ballroom
Feb. 18—Philadelphia, PA—The Foundry at the Fillmore Philadelphia
Feb. 20—Chicago, IL—Schubas Tavern
Feb. 21—Minneapolis, MN—7th Street Entry
Feb. 24—Portland, OR—Holocene
Feb. 25—Seattle, WA—Barboza
Feb. 27—San Francisco, CA—Popscene @ Rickshaw Stop
Feb. 28—Santa Ana, CA—Constellation Room
Mar. 2— West Hollywood, CA—The Roxy Theatre
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