Today is the day! Celebrating the release of her debut full length album Love Jail, Julia Louise has taken the time to talk with me about the music on the record and her influences.

Julia LouiseIf you haven’t already heard of Julia, there is this 90’s alternative rock vibe that is so distinct in her music, sound, and attitude. Listen to this song, and tell me I’m not right!

When listening to the album, I feel like I’ve stepped into the 90’s. Can you share your artistic influences? Were those alternative figures such as Hole, The Cranberries, and Alanis Morissette a factor in the creation of your taste and passion for music?
I definitely listen to the Smashing Pumpkins more than any other band. Of course, those other three are some of my favorites! I love Alanis especially because she’s tough as hell and not afraid to tell it like it is. I really love that era of music because it’s radiating with strength, and I guess that’s what I’m going for too.

I read that the record was actually recorded by Alex Estrada. What was working with Alex like for you? What did he bring to the table that made you decide to work with him?
Recording with Alex was great, he was a mutual friend of Lukas and David’s, so it was just a fun time. It felt like just a bunch of friends hanging out, which is really important to me.

Is there a track that stands out to you for any reason? Why?
“Splinter” was the first song that Lukas and I ever finished together, so it has a really special place in my heart. It reminds me of the difficult times in which we managed to make it through.

For reader’s who haven’t yet listened, how would you describe your music to them?
Preachy bummer punk

Is there any touring being planned to promote the record?
That’s all TBA, but yes! In due time!

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