Julia Jonas encourages hope and self-acceptance on delicate new single titled Lift You High

Posted on 7 November 2019
By Khyle Deen
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Sweden based artist and producer Julia Jonas is releasing new single ‘Lift You High’, taken from the forthcoming EP Air which sees her sharing her honest and at times challenging life experiences.

The new track combines introspection with the idea of perseverance and patience – whilst dealing with struggle, the overall message is one of hope.

Julia was born in Cape Town but grew up in Stockholm, Sweden. Having spent years of her childhood in a conflict-ridden country, later followed by the challenges of adapting to a society with little resemblance to her roots, music became her way of expressing herself and she started exploring and experimenting with sounds in her basement home studio as a means of escape.

These experiences inform the subject of the new single. She tells us that “the track reflects a feeling of loneliness and alienation when feeling pressured to fit in but having the strength to strive for diversity and tolerance despite it. Being quite obviously different in a world where people strive for uniformity creates very strong feelings of loneliness and exclusion.

In this case I was inspired by people with a sexual orientation that deviates from the majority. When your identity is the difference that separates you from the majority, you easily feel judged and rejected.”

Julia Jonas will release the single ‘Lift You High’ on November 15th.

New EP Air will be available everywhere November 29th.