Julia Lostrom – Want It All Back [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Alternative, Sultry, Hypnotic.

“Want it all back” has a lovely, chill vibe. Tell us a few things about it. What is the story behind it?

This song was my realisation to nurture and take care of myself and my relationships to make sure I stay true to my heart and avoid making choices I might regret. It can be easy to feel like the grass is greener elsewhere or look at a past version of yourself and want to go back there especially with everything going on in the world right now, we all want things to go back to the way they once were because it’s familiar but sometimes change is necessary and can be a good thing.

For which lyric you are most proud of?

“We can always realign, on our better days,
and we can always take our time”

Artists and people who have influenced and inspired you?

Ooh, that’s so tough! I’d probably say Sabrina Claudio, Galimatias, Odie, Alina Baraz, Snoh Allegra, Miraa May and Emotional Oranges to name a few.

What is the biggest challenge you have faced as an artist so far?

Probably navigating the industry as an independent artist and the danger of comparison. When I first started off I had no idea what I was doing and it can be a pretty daunting process but perseverance and hard work always helps. It is so great to have a standard to look up to and ensure you’re creating quality but also making sure to never sabotage my true essence and heart in the creative process just to fit a mould. Working on my sound and finding my authenticity with my music took work and I’m still trying to figure it out but that’s also the beauty of my evolution and growth within myself and my music.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Hard work always pays off, just keep moving and learning as much as possible but trust your journey and keep in mind that everything happens in divine timing. Never compare yourself to others and If you’re ever unsure, go within and listen to your intuition, she’s always right. Share your knowledge openly with others and show up for your friends always!

Should we expect an album in the near future?

Definitely! I can’t give you an exact date, but I’m working on it 🙂

Thank you!

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